Goushi Kataoka: Economic activity, prices, and monetary policy in Japan

Speech by Mr Goushi Kataoka, Member of the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan, at a meeting with business leaders, Kanagawa, 6 September 2018.

Central bank speech  | 
02 October 2018
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I. Economic Activity and Prices

A. Recent Developments and Outlook for Economic Activity at Home and Abroad

I would like to start my speech by looking at global economic trends affecting Japan's economy. I expect the global economy to grow moderately in 2018, accompanied by improvements in business fixed investment and exports.