The index is expected to improve to minus
2 in the July-September quarter and to plus 2 the following quarter.
By religion, net agreement was very strong among Muslims at +51 percent (64 percent agree minus
13 percent disagree); strong among other Christians at +31 (50 percent agree minus
19 percent disagree); moderate among Catholics at +16 (42 percent agree minus
26 percent disagree) and poor among members of INC at -20 percent (24 percent agree and 44 percent disagree).
The index for companies capitalized at between 100 million yen and 1 billion yen worsened to minus
Senate President Franklin Drilon's net satisfaction ratings declined 6 points from a good +35 (57 percent satisfied minus
22 percent dissatisfied) in March to a moderate +29 (52 percent satisfied minus
24 percent dissatisfied, rounded off) in June.
Looking ahead, the banks' forecasts on corporate fund demand showed the overall diffusion index reading on loan demand in the January-March period will further improve to minus
10, the BOJ said.
Net personal optimism scores of plus 30 and above are considered by SWS to be "very high"; plus 20 to plus 29, "high"; plus 10 to plus 19, "fair"; plus 1 to plus 9, "mediocre"; minus
9 to zero, "low"; and minus
10 and below, "very low.
Ultimately, the man most missing in this film is the one subtracted from the middle, the Minus
But the corresponding DI for real estate firms deteriorated to minus
7 from minus
3 three months ago.
On the minus
side: some terrific actors in the supporting cast, including John Savage, Illeana Douglas and Robbie Coltrane, who have nothing to do.
The Bank of Japan's key index measuring corporate demand for commercial bank loans improved to minus
20 in the July-September quarter from minus
29 for the April-June period, the central bank said Friday.