Japan’s final Q3 GDP comes worse-than-expected

FXStreet (Bali) – Japan’s final Q3 GDP data came even worse than the preliminary, at 0.5% q/q vs expected -0.1% and preliminary -0.4%, confirmign two straight quarters of recession in the country, as the sales tax hike introduced back on April 1st keeps weighing on economic growth.

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Japan Gross Domestic Product Annualized came in at -1.9% below forecasts (-0.5%) in 3Q

Japan Gross Domestic Product (QoQ) came in at -0.5%, below expectations (-0.1%) in 3Q

Japan Current Account n.s.a. above expectations (¥366.3B) in October: Actual (¥833.4B)

Japan Bank lending (YoY) climbed from previous 2.4% to 2.7% in November

Japan Trade Balance – BOP Basis dipped from previous ¥-714.5B to ¥-766.6B in October