Japan to Approve 3.12 Trillion Yen For Extra Stimulus

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet will endorse Friday a 3.12 trillion yen supplementary budget for fiscal 2014 to fund an economic stimulus package aimed at bolstering domestic demand curtailed by the April 1 consumption tax hike and weaker yen.

In an attempt to shore up flagging private spending, the government will allot 1.19 trillion yen to provide subsidies aimed at offsetting rising fuel costs and helping local governments implement measures necessary to revitalize their economies.

Abe’s administration mapped out the latest stimulus package worth around 3.5 trillion yen on Dec. 27. The extra budget is likely to be enacted during the ordinary Diet session to be convened later this month.

By using unspent money from the fiscal 2013 budget and tax revenue in the current fiscal year through March, the government will finance the supplementary budget without issuing new debt.

The issuance of new bonds this fiscal year will be also trimmed by 7,571 billion yen from the initially budgeted 41.25 trillion yen.

via Mainichi

This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.

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.
Alfonso Esparza