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Articles from OECD Economic Surveys - Japan (December 1, 2001)

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A significant primary budget surplus is needed in the medium term to stabilise public debt. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 286
And a priority given to dealing with bad loans. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 173
And has allowed the BOJ to respond to increased financial risks. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 179
And setting caps for the budget in FY 2002. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 174
Annex I: Assessing the level of non-performing and bad loans in the banking sector. 3544
Annex II: Budget assumptions and some alternative scenarios. 1757
Annex III: Chronology of main economic events. Brief Article 948
Basic statistics: International comparisons. Brief Article 5855
Broader restructuring of the banking sector is necessary to promote an efficient and profitable financial system. (Assessment and Recommendations). 158
Competition policy needs to be strengthened and opportunities created in the network sectors. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 247
Downside risks are a major concern. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 222
I. Recent developments: From a modest recovery to contraction. 11782
II. Towards a new overall policy framework. 23883
III. Structural reform to promote growth. 20198
In sum, to overcome the results of inaction in the past decade Japan has to pursue reforms without any delay. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 462
It is essential to ensure that the search for an elusive consensus does not lead to policy inaction. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 222
IV. Healthcare reform. 9370
Monetary policy can and should be eased further with potential consequences for the exchange rate, but this must be accompanied by a more ambitious clean-up of bad debts. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 385
On balance, the fiscal situation needs to be stabilised. (Assessment and Recommendations). 138
Reforms in the health sector could start with a change in the payment system. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 165
Strengthening the Resolution and Collection Corporation is important in facilitating the disposal of bad loans. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 268
Structural reforms need to be prioritised, concentrating on areas where growth might be promoted with little deflationary impact. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 190
The banking system is believed to carry a high level of bad loans but lacks the profitability and capital to deal with them. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 328
The change in the operating framework for monetary policy in March was an appropriate response to the risks of strengthening deflation. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 228
The government intends to implement a wide-ranging reform programme, breaking the past reliance on fiscal stimulus measures. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 241
The modest recovery through 2000 came to a halt as the leading ICT sector contracted sharply. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 198
The potential for corporate governance to evolve should be increased. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 183
There are immediate challenges this year about the size and structure of the supplementary budget. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 292
There is a pressing need to improve the efficiency of the public sector by better budget allocations and by rationalising public corporations. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 164
To support the reallocation of resources from low to high productivity sectors, labour market policy needs to be redirected. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 156
To underpin medium term fiscal consolidation, reforms of the pension and health systems are a priority. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 166
With fundamentals weak, activity is likely to remain depressed until well into next year. (Assessment and Recommendations). Brief Article 275

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