Polls Show Abe, LDP on Course to Win Election

July 19 (Bloomberg) -- Half of the seats in Japan's House of Councillors, parliament's upper body, are up for election July 21st, offering Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the opportunity of solidifying his party's control over the Diet. Polls indicate the government will win a majority, easing the path for its legislative proposals. Abe plans to introduce structural reforms later this year aimed at reviving the world's third-largest economy, building on the monetary and fiscal stimulus already deployed. Aika Nanao has more. (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Stock Market `Best House on the Block,' Lehmann Says
07:27 - Mark Lehmann, president of JMP Securities, a unit of San Francisco-based investment bank and asset-management firm JMP Group Inc., talks about the impact of the Greek debt crisis on financial markets, the outlook for U.S. corporate earnings and investment strategy. He speaks with Matt Miller and Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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