Japan Business Conditions Strengthen, Optimism Grows

Prospects for the Japanese economy have brightened at the start of 2017. Business conditions in Japan continued to improve following a pick-up late last year, adding justification to upgraded growth forecasts from the central bank. While survey data showed ... ( read original story ...)

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