Summary reuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=JPGDR1%3DECI GDP poll datareuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=JPALLS%3DECI household spending poll datareuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=JPCURT%3DECI current account balance poll dataTOKYO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely grew more than initially reported in the second quarter thanks to stronger business spending, a Reuters poll showed, though a resurgence of coronavirus infections is seen weighing on growth going forward.
Separate data due next week will likely show household spending rebounded in July from a year earlier, in a sign consumer sentiment recovered somewhat before the highly infectious Delta variant spread rapidly in Japan.
"The view that Japan's economy remained stagnant in April-June is unchanged," said Saisuke Sakai, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute.
Household spending was seen up a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in July from the previous month, according to the poll.
The government will release the revised second-quarter GDP data at 8:50 a.m. local time on Sept. 8 (2350 GMT on Sept 7), and announce household spending data at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 7 (2330 GMT, Sept. 6).
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