• Kyodo


The economy expanded an annualized real 5.6 percent in the three months through September, less than the preliminary figure of 6.0 percent, as uncertain global prospects and the yen’s rise weighed on corporate capital spending, the government said Friday.

The latest result showed that the economy marked the first growth in three quarters, underscoring the rebound from the downturn caused by the March 11 disasters.

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