Japan firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics, seek more stimulus – Reuters poll

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing the yukata, or casual summer kimono, walks past Olympic rings displayed at Nihonbashi district in Tokyo, Japan August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the run-up to the event, prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy, a Reuters poll showed. Growth in the world’s third-largest economy has slowed to a crawl in the last […]

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