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Business sentiment among large Japanese companies in the July to September period turned positive for the first time in three quarters, as progress in COVID-19 inoculations lifted expectations for an economic recovery, a government survey showed Monday.

The confidence index covering firms with capital of ¥1 billion ($9.1 million) or more registered plus 3.3, up from minus 4.7 in the April to June period, according to the joint survey by the Finance Ministry and Cabinet Office.

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