Japan – Aug Core Machinery Orders
10/10/2018 03:35 pm MYT
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Core machinery orders in Aug jumped 6.8%, month-on-month, and 12.6%, year-on-year – see table 1. The increase in machinery orders came mainly from the private sector. However, with business sentiment easing, the strong performance in core machinery orders is unlikely to last – see figure 1.

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