Archive for December 15th, 2014

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Japanese Election, BOJ Tankan, and a Hostage Crisis in Sydney

December 15, 2014

The LDP/Komeito coalition in Japan captured over 68% of the lower house parliamentary seats, enough to override opposition vetoes.  Turnout of 52.4% in the snap election constitutes a record low and was down from 59.3% two years earlier.  Prime Minister Abe had called the election as a confidence vote in his decision to delay a […] More