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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following are the forecasts by economists polled by MNI
for the quarterly Bank of Japan Tankan business survey for September due out at
0850 JST on Monday, Oct. 2 (2350 GMT on Sunday, Oct. 1).
Data                  Median Forecast  Previous Survey
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Large Mfg DI                       18               17
Large Non-Mfg DI                   23               23
Small Mfg DI                        8                7
Small Non-Mfg DI                    7                7
Capex by Big Firms                8.4              8.0
Capex by Small Firms            -15.0            -20.6
     Sentiment Diffusion Index
                         Large Mfg  Large Non-mfg  Small Mfg  Small Non-mfg
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Median Forecast                 18             23          8              7
High Forecast                   20             25         10              9
Low Forecast                    14             21          5              4
Previous Survey                 17             23          7              7
No. of Responses                11             11         11             11
Mitsubishi UFJ Research         20             25          9              9
NLI Research                    18             23          9              8
Fujitsu Research                18             24          8              7
Mizuho Research                 18             24          8              8
Mitsubishi UFJ MS               18             25         10              9
Mitsubishi Research             18             23          6              6
BNP Paribas                     18             24          8              8
SMBC Nikko                      17             23          6              6
Sumitomo Mitsui AM              17             23          6              6
Daiwa Research                  16             23          8              7
Japan Research                  14             21          5              4
     Fiscal 2017 Capex Plans (% y/y)
                         Large Firms  Small Firms
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Median Forecast                  8.4        -15.0
High Forecast                    8.9         -8.9
Low Forecast                     7.8        -17.8
Previous Survey                  8.0        -20.6
No. of Responses                  10           10
Mitsubishi UFJ Research          8.9        -13.8
NLI Research                     8.3        -14.4
Fujitsu Research                 8.6        -14.2
Mizuho Research                  8.4        -17.8
Mitsubishi UFJ MS                8.5        -16.4
BNP Paribas                      8.1        -15.5
SMBC Nikko                       7.8         -8.9
Sumitomo Mitsui AM               8.3        -16.1
Daiwa Research                   8.5        -13.4
Japan Research                   8.4        -16.1
--MNI Tokyo Bureau; tel: +81 90-2175-0040; email: hiroshi.inoue@marketnews.com
--MNI Tokyo Bureau; tel: +81 90-4670-5309; email: max.sato@marketnews.com
--MNI BEIJING Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: john.carter@mni-news.com
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