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Japan's economic roller coaster headed for another dip

The next round will start on Feb 15 when GDP data for the fourth quarter is released

SOMBRE MOOD: A batch of data released last month showed Japan's economy ended 2015 with a bust, as everything from household spending to industrial production and exports tumbled in December.


AFTER three years of Abenomics and record monetary stimulus from the central bank, Japan's economy still can't escape a roller-coaster cycle of expansion and contraction.

The next round will commence on Feb 15, when gross domestic product (GDP) data for the fourth quarter is...