• Kyodo News


The key gauge of the current state of the economy in June was revised up slightly, reflecting improvements in production-related indicators such as manufacturers’ capacity operating ratio and their extra working hours, the government said Tuesday.

The composite index, or CI, of coincident economic indicators stood at 88.0 against 100 for the base year of 2005, compared with a preliminary reading of 87.8 released Aug. 6, the Cabinet Office said.

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