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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following is the MNI economist survey median forecast for
key Japanese data due in the coming week.
Date          JST/GMT                 Data   Month   Median          Previous
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Fri, Oct 5  0830/2330   Household Spending     Sep     -0.4  % y/y        0.1
Real Spending (Households With Two Or More People)
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                                                    Change y/y %
Median Forecast                                             -0.4
High Forecast                                                1.9
Low Forecast                                                -1.2
Previous Month                                               0.1
Standard Deviation                                           0.8
No. of Responses                                              13
                                                    Change y/y %
Nomura Securities                                            1.9
Mizuho Research Institute                                    0.6
BNP Paribas                                                  0.5
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                             0.3
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting                       0.2
Norinchukin Research Institute                              -0.2
Hamagin Research Institute                                  -0.4
Japan Research Institute                                    -0.5
Daiwa Institute of Research                                 -0.5
SMBC Nikko Securities                                       -0.8
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                            -0.9
NLI Research Institute                                      -1.0
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                              -1.2
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: flora.guo@marketnews.com
--MNI Tokyo Bureau; tel: +81 90-4670-5309; email: max.sato@marketnews.com
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