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BOJ survey gives mixed picture of Japan's economic recovery

The country's Q3 figures promise to give a clearer view of the way ahead
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 05:50
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Recovery not in black or white: The Japanese central bank's widely-watched survey measuring business confidence said confidence rose among big manufacturing firms, but wilted among non-manufacturers

[TOKYO] BUSINESS confidence among large Japanese manufacturing firms rose marginally and unexpectedly in September, said the Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Wednesday, even as confidence waned among non-manufacturers, with April's hike in the national consumption tax continuing to take its toll.

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