Japan Downgrades Its View of the Economy for First Time Since 2016
An employee pours a ladle of ink on a printing screen while printing Japanese national flags at Tokyo Seiki Inc.’s manufacturing facility in Numata, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. (Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg)

Japan Downgrades Its View of the Economy for First Time Since 2016

(Bloomberg) -- The Japanese government has downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in three years, underscoring rising concerns ahead of a sales-tax hike slated for October.
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