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Abe’s tax hikes an ever-tougher sell

9 September 2014 By Andy Mukherjee

The Breakingviews Abenomics Index stalled in July. Inflation expectations waned, and wages were flat. If the weakness persists, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will find it hard to raise the sales tax rate a second time next year, and that could delay much-needed fiscal consolidation.

September Japan Index

 

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