It seems like this week is about CPI and Brexit, although there is more news!
Japan real wages surge is slowest in almost two years
Japan's March real wages went down at the fastest pace in nearly two years, weighed by minor nominal pay lifts as well as a moderate ascend in consumer prices, thus posing a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tries to revitalize the Japanese economy.
The wages figures actually support recent data demonstrating that household spending dived more than expected, while in March core consumer prices ascended at a slower-than-expected pace, suggesting an exit from the major bank's radical quantitative easing program is still distant.
In March, inflation-adjusted real wages went down 0.8% from a year earlier to mark their greatest rate of drop since June 2015, as labor ministry data disclosed on Tuesday.
In nominal terms, in March wage earners' cash earnings went down 0.4% year-on-year, also notching the greatest rate of decline since June 2015.
The data actually underscores the fragile also and patchy nature of Japan's economic revival.
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