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Japan's Q4 GDP likely weaker than in Q3: economy minister

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Japan's gross domestic product in October-December was likely weaker than in the previous quarter due to the impact of the sales tax hike and a typhoon, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday.

[TOKYO] Japan's gross domestic product in October-December was likely weaker than in the previous quarter due to the impact of the sales tax hike and a typhoon, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday.

Mr Nishimura, speaking to reporters, also said Japan's economy was expected to pick up but the coronavirus outbreak could pose a risk to growth.

REUTERS