Is Japan Becoming More `Miserable'?
March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's misery index, which adds the jobless rate to the level of inflation, will climb to 7 percentage points in the three months starting April 1 when Japan raises its sales levy to 8 percent from 5 percent, based on the median estimates of economists in Bloomberg News surveys of unemployment and consumer prices. David Ingles has more on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
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