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Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders increased 8.0 percent on month in July, the first rise in four months, boosted by a recovery in the manufacturing sector and strong demand for train cars, government data showed Monday.

The orders, which exclude those for ships and from utilities because of their volatility, came to ¥853.3 billion, according to the Cabinet Office. They marked the fastest pace of gains since January last year and followed a 1.9 percent drop in June.

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