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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following are the median forecasts from MNI's economist
survey for key Japanese data due in this week.
Date           JST/GMT                Data   Month   Median          Previous
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Thu, Nov 28  0850/2350        Retail Sales     Oct     -4.1  % y/y        9.2
Fri, Nov 29  0830/2330      Tokyo Core CPI     Nov      0.6  % y/y        0.5
Fri, Nov 29  0830/2330   Unemployment Rate     Oct      2.4      %        2.4
Fri, Nov 29  0850/2350   Industrial Output     Oct     -2.1  % m/m        1.7
Preliminary Retail Sales
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                                         Change y/y %
Median Forecast                                  -4.1
High Forecast                                     1.8
Low Forecast                                     -6.4
Previous Month                                    9.2
Standard Deviation                                2.6
No. of Responses                                   10
                                         Change y/y %
Nomura Securities                                 1.8
BNP Paribas                                      -0.3
Hamagin Research Institute                       -1.5
Japan Research Institute                         -2.9
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting           -3.8
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                   -4.4
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                 -4.6
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                 -5.0
NLI Research Institute                           -5.7
Mizuho Research Institute                        -6.4
Consumer Price Index (Excluding Fresh Food)
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                                              Tokyo % y/y
Median Forecast                                       0.6
High Forecast                                         0.7
Low Forecast                                          0.3
Previous Month                                        0.5
Standard Deviation                                    0.1
No. of Responses                                       12
                                              Tokyo % y/y
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                      0.7
NLI Research Institute                                0.7
SMBC Nikko Securities                                 0.7
BNP Paribas                                           0.6
Japan Research Institute                              0.6
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting                0.6
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                        0.6
Nomura Securities                                     0.6
Mizuho Research Institute                             0.5
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                      0.5
Hamagin Research Institute                            0.4
Norinchukin Research Institute                        0.3
Unemployment Rate (Seasonally Adjusted)
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                                           %
Median Forecast                          2.4
High Forecast                            2.5
Low Forecast                             2.3
Previous Month                           2.4
Standard Deviation                       0.0
No. of Responses                          13
                                           %
Daiwa Institute of Research              2.5
Nomura Securities                        2.5
BNP Paribas                              2.4
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute         2.4
Japan Research Institute                 2.4
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting   2.4
Mizuho Research Institute                2.4
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities           2.4
NLI Research Institute                   2.4
Norinchukin Research Institute           2.4
SMBC Nikko Securities                    2.4
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management         2.4
Hamagin Research Institute               2.3
Preliminary Industrial Production
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                                         Change m/m %
Median Forecast                                  -2.1
High Forecast                                    -1.0
Low Forecast                                     -2.8
Previous Month                                    1.7
Standard Deviation                                0.4
No. of Responses                                   13
                                         Change m/m %
Hamagin Research Institute                       -1.0
Japan Research Institute                         -1.9
Mizuho Research Institute                        -1.9
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                 -1.9
Nomura Securities                                -2.0
Norinchukin Research Institute                   -2.0
BNP Paribas                                      -2.1
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting           -2.1
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                 -2.2
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                   -2.2
SMBC Nikko Securities                            -2.5
NLI Research Institute                           -2.7
Daiwa Institute of Research                      -2.8
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: flora.guo@marketnews.com
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