March 21, 2014

Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?

Anthony Fensom, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Japanese consumers face higher sales taxes from April 1. Will this derail the recovery?

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TAGGED: Japan, Shinzo Abe, Abenomics


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