The Quarterly Short-term Economic Survey of Principal Enterprise in Japan (Tankan), released by the Bank of Japan at the end of 2015, reported that the diffusion indexes reflecting business confidence in the Japanese economy had stabilised thanks to the support of domestic demand, but that business confidence for the future is down at both large and small to medium enterprises. - a sign of concerns over developing countries that may be easily affected by fluctuations in the Chinese and global economies. Continued, cautious monitoring of trends in the Japanese economy will be necessary.
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