Japan July core machinery orders rise 0.9% month/month


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TOKYO — Japan’s core machinery orders

rose 0.9% in July from the previous month, government data

showed on Wednesday.

The reading compared with a 3.1% rise seen in a Reuters poll

of economists.

Compared with a year earlier, core orders, a highly volatile

data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the

coming six to nine months, grew 11.1%, versus a 15.7% advance

expected by economists, the data showed.

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(Reporting by Kantaro Komiya

Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)