TPP to Give Abenomics a Boost

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely breathing a huge sigh of relief following the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations earlier this week.

The sweeping free-trade pact, which encompasses 40 percent of the world economy, is expected to shake up Japan’s traditionally insular business world by opening the door to foreign investments and more nimble rivals, analysts say. Abenomics – the leader’s three-pronged economic revival strategy that has lost much of its earlier steam, could thus get a boost.

“After a period in which the promise of Abenomics had been looking tarnished, successful conclusion of the talks is a major achievement for Prime Minister Abe and raises hopes that his ‘Third Arrow’ efforts to raise productivity growth stand some chance of succeeding,” said Marcel Thieliant, economist at Capital Economics.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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