Results of the latest Reuters poll showed that the a majority of the economists expect Japan’s wages to rise next year, but below PM Abe’s 3% target.
Japanese wages will rise by 2.0% to 2.5% at next spring's annual negotiations.
38 analysts polled.
19 predicted wages will rise around 2.5%.
17 projected a gain of around 2%.
One said 3%.
One said less than 2%.
Meanwhile, the core consumer price index (includes oil products but excludes volatile fresh food prices).
Expected to average 0.6% this fiscal year and 0.8% the next.
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