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Japan's manufacturers mood 'worse'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected for another four-year term.

The election was largely seen as a referendum on his economic policies, after a sales tax hike in April failed to revive the world's third largest economy.

But it's a mixed outlook for corporate Japan. The latest Tankan survey - a gauge of sentiment - shows the business mood among Japan's manufacturing firms worsened slightly in the three months to December.

But these companies are also planning to increase capital spending by nearly 9% for the year to March 2015.

Martin Schulz from the Fujitsu Research Institute gave the BBC some analysis.

  • 15 Dec 2014
  • From the section Economy
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