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Japan manufacturers' mood down, bodes ill for BOJ survey: Reuters Tankan

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By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi NakagawaTOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese manufacturers worsened for a second straight month in December and is seen slipping further, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Thursday, pointing to declines in the central bank's upcoming tankan business survey.The monthly poll, which tracks the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) key tankan quarterly survey, found service-sector sentiment inched up in December but was expected to slip again in the coming three months - a sign business confidence is levelling off.Confidence at both manufacturers and service businesses was ...

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 05:29 IST
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