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Households’ financial assets fell for an eighth consecutive quarter in July-September, but the pace slowed as the stock market notched gains, a Bank of Japan survey said Thursday.

At the end of September, the balance of financial assets held by Japanese households had fallen 0.7 percent to ¥1.439 quadrillion from the previous year. That’s slower than the 2.9 percent drop logged in April-June.

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