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Business sentiment at large firms re-entered optimistic territory in the July-September quarter, climbing to its most highest since 2007 amid strong signs of recovery in manufacturing, a government survey said Thursday.

The index of business conditions at companies capitalized at ¥1 billion or more came to plus 0.3, compared with minus 22.4 in the April-June quarter, according to the Cabinet Office and Finance Ministry survey conducted Aug. 25 on 11,543 companies.

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