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Japan manufacturers turn less pessimistic, service sector mood brightens - Reuters Tankan Poll


TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturers turned less gloomy about their business conditions in December while the service sector outlook improved from the prior month’s survey, the Reuters Tankan poll showed, ahead of an expected economic stimulus package to bolster the economy.

Manufacturers were the most pessimistic since 2013 in the November survey and the service sector mood was at three-year lows, as the world’s third-largest economy weathered a global slowdown, natural disasters and a national sales tax hike.

The monthly poll, which tracks the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) closely watched tankan quarterly survey, found sentiment was expected to ...


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