FXStreet (Guatemala) - Marc Chandler, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that Japan's retail sale tax increase pulled the rug under the Japanese economy.



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"Unemployment unexpectedly jumped to 3.7% from 3.5%."



"Retail sales rose a miserly 0.4% in June and in Q2 fell an average of 2.9% a month compared with an increase of roughly the same magnitude in Q1. Overall household spending fell 3.0% (year-over-year) after an 8.0% collapse in May."



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