Japan Slowly Awakening to Debt Situation
Posted on February 22nd, 2012
One of my goals in my newsletter is to bring to your awareness things that I find interesting or alarming.
The article below is in the “alarming” category.
Japan borows more than it raises in taxes, and its debt amounts to two years’ worth of Japan’s economic output.
Japan has the highest debt-to-GDP ratio in the world. Half of the country’s tax income is directed to simply servicing it’s debt.
In addition to Europe and China (which I’ve written about in the past), Japan is one of the next huge players we’ll be unraveling in the future. I have great concerns about investing in Japan, and a Euro-Pacific investment is the most troublesome to me.
Be careful if you have that allocation in your portfolio.
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