apanese companies overwhelmingly say the government’s latest stimulus will do little to boost the economy and the Bank of Japan should not ease further, a Reuters poll showed, a setback for policymakers’ efforts to overcome deflation and stagnation.
Below are the questions and answers to the poll conducted Aug. 1-16 for Reuters by Nikkei Research. Answers are denoted in percentage points, while poll and reply totals are represented in actual figures.
1a. How do you expect the government’s planned stimulus will have effects on the underlying economy? (Pick one)