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Scant comfort for Abenomics in latest Bank of Japan tankan survey

Latest quarterly survey shows business confidence at a low ebb in the second quarter

ELECTION HOPE: Mr Abe is anxious to secure a two-thirds majority in the Upper House for his LDP and its coalition partner, the new Komeito Party.


WITH just one week to go before a politically important parliamentary election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drew little comfort on Friday from the findings of the latest tankan survey of business sentiment by the Bank of Japan (BOJ), which showed that confidence remained relatively