60 seconds with Keith Wade on Japan's economic outlook

Chief Economist, Keith Wade comments on the Japanese economy, and why he expects 2015 to be a good year for the country.


Keith Wade

Keith Wade

Chief Economist & Strategist

Schroders chief economist and strategist Keith Wade highlights the reasons why Japan's economy could improve in 2015:

  • Japan is a big importer of oil and the fall in oil price will drive down inflation, meaning that real incomes in Japan will be positive, which will be a great help to the consumer.
  • The consumer is also going to benefit in 2015 as there aren’t any tax increases, which really hit the economy in 2015.
  • Finally, the fall in the yen means that the Japanese corporate sector is now very competitive, which should flow through into strong export growth and will support GDP growth in Japan.

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