Japan – January 31st 2017 07:30 (GMT+1)

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Japan has posted today some macroeconomic data which painted a confusing picture about the activity’s in the third largest economy in the world.
The country’s industrial output grew for the second month in a row view of the increasing demand for Japanese goods, caused by by the weakening of the Japanese yen.
December industrial output rose by 0.5%, continuing a surge of 1.5% in November.
Other data released today indicate a decline in consumer spending, which may explain the expected slowdown in growth in the fourth quarter.