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    Demographics

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    2018-12-07JPHousehold Spending MoM OCT-4.50%01
    2018-12-07JPHousehold Spending YoY OCT-1.60%0.70%01
    2018-12-07JPForeign Exchange Reserves NOV$1252.9B$ 1253B01
    2018-12-07JPAverage Cash Earnings YoY OCT1.10%1%01
    2018-12-07JPLeading Economic Index Prel OCT104.3104.201
    2018-12-07JPCoincident Index Prel OCT114.4114.301
    2018-12-06JPReuters Tankan Index DEC2601
    2018-12-06JPStock Investment by Foreigners 01/DEC?-195B? -119.4B01
    2018-12-06JPForeign Bond Investment 01/DEC?-736.4B? -29.4B01
    2018-12-05JPNikkei Services PMI NOV52.45201