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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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Tue, Dec 12  0850/2350              CGPI     Nov      3.3  % y/y        3.4
Tue, Dec 12  0850/2350              CGPI     Nov      0.2  % m/m        0.3
Wed, Dec 13  0850/2350  Machinery Orders     Oct      3.0  % m/m       -8.1
Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI)
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                                         Change y/y %  Change m/m %
Median Forecast                                   3.3           0.2
High Forecast                                     3.5           0.4
Low Forecast                                      3.1           0.0
Previous Month                                    3.4           0.3
Standard Deviation                                0.1           0.1
No. of Responses                                   13            12
                                         Change y/y %  Change m/m %
Barclays Securities                               3.5           0.4
Nomura Securities                                 3.5            na
BNP Paribas                                       3.4           0.3
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                  3.4           0.3
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                    3.4           0.3
Norinchukin Research Institute                    3.4           0.3
Daiwa Institute of Research                       3.3           0.2
Japan Research Institute                          3.3           0.2
Mizuho Research Institute                         3.3           0.2
NLI Research Institute                            3.3           0.2
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                  3.3           0.2
Hamagin Research Institute                        3.2           0.0
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting            3.1           0.0
Core Private-Sector Machinery Orders
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                                         Change m/m %
Median Forecast                                   3.0
High Forecast                                     7.2
Low Forecast                                      1.2
Previous Month                                   -8.1
Standard Deviation                                2.1
No. of Responses                                   14
                                         Change m/m %
Mizuho Research Institute                         7.2
NLI Research Institute                            7.2
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                  6.6
Nomura Securities                                 5.0
BNP Paribas                                       4.0
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                  4.0
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting            3.0
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                    3.0
Hamagin Research Institute                        2.5
SMBC Nikko Securities                             2.3
Barclays Securities                               2.2
Norinchukin Research Institute                    2.0
Daiwa Institute of Research                       1.5
Japan Research Institute                          1.2
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: beijing@mni-news.com
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