​Japan Sees Extra Growth – But It Comes With A Warning

​Japan Sees Extra Growth – But It Comes With A Warning

Japan has today announced better than expected growth in the first quarter of 2014, a rise of 1.6% rather than the predicted 1.5%. There was also a marked increase in business investment. However, experts urge caution as a national sales tax rise came into effect on 1st April and much of the extra growth may be due to a buying spree before the rise was introduced.