Indicators of Japan
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    All Industry Activity Index

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator of business activity, which tracks the production of key sectors of the Japanese economy.

    Market impact: limited.
    The index has little effect on the market. Its growth should strengthen the Japanese currency. Market participants are guided by it to forecast the Tankan index.

    Published: monthly 20 th.

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    Balance of payments

    Index: tracking.
    The difference between the amount of payments that comes into the country and the amount of payments that comes out abroad. The balance of payments is composed for a pointed period: month, quarter, or year.

    Market impact: limited.
    Limited impact on the market. In case of the incoming payment amount is more than the outgoing payment amount, such a balance of payments is called active, and say that it has a positive balance. But if the outgoing payment is more than incoming, the balance of payments is negative (credit balance).

    Published: each month, in 40 days after the reporting period, the active balance of payments makes the growth of the national currency.

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    Bank Lending

    Index: tracking.
    Dynamics of the business and the private sector lending.

    Market impact: limited.
    Limited impact on the market, credit growth shows the confidence of borrowers and makes the Japanese Yen growth.

    Published: monthly on the second Monday.

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    Capital Spending

    Index: advance.
    The indicator of the investment in fixed assets dynamics.

    Market Impact: High.
    This is an advance indicator of business activity. Business responds quickly to market conditions changing, what is useful in forecast of economic growth.

    Published: each quarter.

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    Consumer Confidence

    Index: tracking.
    Calculated on the basis of the answers to the questions: assessment of the economic situation in the country, assessment of the proper financial condition and etc. Every segment of population is questioned. Responses must be "yes" or "no."

    Market Impact: High.
    Index has strong influence over the market and deemed an assessment of the Europe-wide well-being. The index growth leads to the strengthening of the Japanese yen.

    Published: on the third each month.

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    Consumer Spending (Family Income and Expenditure Survey)

    Index: tracking.
    Personal family expenses at an annual rate.

    Market Impact: High.
    It’s a main indicator of personal consumption for Japan. Index has strong influence over the market. Consumer spending constitutes a major part of the country's GDP, while household spending - the main indicator of consumer spending. Its growth has a positive impact on the Japanese Yen.

    Published: each month, in 29 days after the reporting period.

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    Core CPI

    Index: tracking.
    Shows the price behavior for the goods and services included in the consumer basket.

    Market Impact: High.
    Index has strong influence over the market. Core CPI does not exclude food and energy products, which prices are the most susceptible to price explosion as opposed to the simple Consumer Price Index. Therefore, this index is often used for analysis. It grows in case of country’s interest rate growing, and the national currency is strengthened. People are beginning to invest in a currency with a higher interest rate.

    Published: monthly, last Friday of the month.

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