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Factory Activity in Japan Contracts for Third Month in January

Factory activity in Japan remained in contraction for a third consecutive month in January, according to the latest Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). Despite this, the outlook for producers remains optimistic as better supply and prices are expected. The…

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Japan’s Core CPI for December Rises 4.0%

According to government data released on Friday, Japan’s main consumer prices rose 4.0% in December from a year earlier. This is an increase in the core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food but includes the cost of oil,…

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Japan’s household spending fell in November

Data released by the government on Tuesday showed that Japanese household spending fell 1.2% in November from a year earlier, while the market had expected a 0.5% increase. Compared to the previous month, household spending fell 0.9% in November.

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