Japans core inflation is expected to rise 0.2 percent year on year.
Barclays research reported that there are signals of retailer price adjustments.
The data for April indicates that price hiking is less likely.
Some supermarkets & convenience store chains have cut their prices.
Unless the current softness wanes in the next couple of months, the Bank of Japan might cut its price outlook again in July.
The nation’s trade balance is likely to show a seasonally adjusted deficit for the first time in 18 months, highlighting the impact of rebounding oil prices on corporate terms of trade, added Barclays
The other focus might be exports in the midst of certain signs of decelerating Asian demand.

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