Why it's not the end of Abenomics: Managers react to Suga's step back from leadership

Suga will not be re-running

Lauren Mason
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Lauren Mason talks to industry experts about the forthcoming Japanese general election and what they expect from a new prime minister.

Markets are "sniffing lots and lots of money" following the departure of "political dud" Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who announced at the beginning of this month he will not seek re-election as leader of the country's ruling Liberal Democratic Party. On Friday 3 September, Suga revealed at an executive meeting that he would step down as leader of the LDP, less than one month ahead of the party's leadership election and less than three months before Japan's general election. The incumbent premier took to the helm after Shinzo Abe - who is the longest-serving Prime Minister ...

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