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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media after visiting a shopping street in Shimonoseki, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo Aug. 13, 2014.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media after visiting a shopping street in Shimonoseki, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo Aug. 13, 2014.
(KYODO/REUTERS)

If ‘Abenomics’ in Japan flunks, global markets may follow

In Canada, when we look to Asia and its markets, the usual source of our concern is China. Will the rate of expansion in the world’s fastest-growing major economy be enough to power commodity demand?

Our worries are understandable, given the composition of our economy, and the importance of mining and energy to our resource-dominated markets.