Japan counts the economic cost of earthquake


The world's third largest economy has been brought to its knees by Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.

The Bank of Japan has announced a multi-billion dollar cash injection to stabilise the financial markets which have plummeted in their first day of trading since the quake.

Business output has been disrupted and any growth is likely to be stalled, but analysts are confident that Japan's economy will bounce back.

The BBC's Sharanjit Leyl talks to David Carbon of DBS Bank about the long-term impact of the earthquake.

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