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Shinzo Abe warns of Lehman-magnitude crisis: Nikkei

The Japanese PM offered potential justification to again delay an increase in the national sales tax

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned his Group of Seven (G7) counterparts of a crisis on the scale of Lehman Brothers, Nikkei reported, offering a potential justification to again delay an increase in the national sales tax. Abe presented data at a Thursday session of the G7 summit he is hosting, showing that commodities prices have fallen 55 per cent suince 2014, the same margin they fell during the global financial crisis, the newspaper said, interpreting this as "warning of the re-emergence of a Lehman-scale crisis". Abe has pledged to raise Japan's sales ...

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First Published: Thu, May 26 2016. 13:10 IST
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