Japanese Growth Beats Expectations: Is The Country Finally Making A Comeback?Rupert Hargreaves
Is Japanese growth finally starting to wake up after decades of stagnation? If last night’s second-quarter GDP reading is anything to go by, it looks as if the country really is finally starting to make progress.
Japan’s real GDP grew by a seasonally adjusted 1% quarter-on-quarter or 4% annualized during Q2, significantly beating consensus which was calling for growth of 2.5%. Nominal GDP growth also registered a high reading of 1.1% quarter-on-quarter versus flat growth in Q1.