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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following are the median forecasts for the key Japanese
data due in this week provided by economists surveyed by MNI.
Date           JST/GMT                Data   Month   Median          Previous
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Wed, Aug 30  0850/2350        Retail Sales     Jul      0.9  % y/y        2.2
Thu, Aug 31  0850/2350   Industrial Output     Jul     -0.4  % m/m        2.2
Preliminary Retail Sales
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                                         Change y/y %
Median Forecast                                   0.9
High Forecast                                     5.1
Low Forecast                                     -0.1
Previous Month                                    2.1
Standard Deviation                                1.5
No. of Responses                                   10
                                         Change y/y %
Hamagin Research Institute                        5.1
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting            2.2
Japan Research Institute                          1.2
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                    1.0
NLI Research Institute                            1.0
BNP Paribas                                       0.8
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                  0.6
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                  0.5
Nomura Securities                                 0.4
Mizuho Research Institute                        -0.1
Preliminary  Industrial Production
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                                         Change m/m %
Median Forecast                                  -0.4
High Forecast                                     0.4
Low Forecast                                     -1.4
Previous Month                                    2.2
Standard Deviation                                0.5
No. of Responses                                   14
                                         Change m/m %
SMBC Nikko Securities                             0.4
Hamagin Research Institute                        0.2
Japan Research Institute                          0.2
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                  0.1
Daiwa Institute of Research                      -0.1
BNP Paribas                                      -0.2
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                   -0.3
Norinchukin Research Institute                   -0.4
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                 -0.5
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting           -0.5
Nomura Securities                                -0.5
Barclays Securities                              -0.6
Mizuho Research Institute                        -0.6
NLI Research Institute                           -1.4
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: beijing@mni-news.com
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