Moody's Investors Service said that although RMBS growth has slowed somewhat from previous years, it would remain a dominant asset class in the Japanese ABS market this year.

Analysts from the agency reviewed Japan's RMBS for 2006 and set forth its outlook for 2007 in a report. In 2006, new issues from the RMBS market totaled approximately JPY 5.7 trillion ($46.8 billion), according to a Moody's report. This marks a more than 25% increase from 2005's JPY 4.5 trillion, and Moody's expects the market will continue to stay strong throughout the new year.

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