This latest stimulus package from Abe will be Japan’s 13th since 2008 ©Chatham House
This latest stimulus package from Abe will be Japan’s 13th since 2008 ©Chatham House

Abenomics - the sequel

3 August 2016

After Kung Fu Panda 3 and Zoolander 2 comes a different kind of blockbuster sequel, although there is some argument as to whether this is Abenomics 3 or Abenomics 4.

What is clear is that Japanese prime minister’s latest $45bn stimulus package, announced this week, marks another departure from the global consensus that austerity is the only option for economically responsible governments.

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