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Japan posts longest growth streak since 1980s bubble economy

October-December quarter up 0.5%, full year growth at 1.6%; exports are also strong

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Momentum is building up to lift consumer prices toward BOJ's 2 per cent inflation target. Consumer spending boosts Q4 growth, moving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's revival plan a step closer to vanquishing decades of stagnation.

Tokyo

JAPAN'S economy posted its longest continuous expansion since the 1980s boom as fourth quarter growth was boosted by consumer spending, moving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's revival plan a step closer to vanquishing decades of stagnation.

The long run of growth is an encouraging

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