Japan index: Bonus bounty lifts sluggish economy

September 9, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The Breakingviews Abenomics index perked up in July, as summer bonus payments boosted wages. But a muted recovery in consumption, weak manufacturing and slumping housing starts point to anaemic demand both at home and overseas. Expect calls for fiscal stimulus to grow louder.

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