Market News Briefing – Aug 15th 2016 08:00 (GMT+1)


The growth in Japan disappointing again

The growth figures released today in Japan, the world’s third largest economy showed that during the second quarter the growth was of 0.2%, compared with forecasts for growth of 0.7%.
One of the main causes of the disappointing growth in Japan was a lower business expenses in the second quarter (0.4%)compared to the first quarter of the year.


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