Japan's household spending rises for ninth month but wages fall

Business / Economy Oct 8, 2019

Japan's household spending rises for ninth month but wages fall

Household spending rose for the ninth straight month in August, offering some relief for Japan's export-dependent economy amid weak global demand and the protracted U.S.-China trade war. But separate data released Tuesday showed wages fell for the eighth consecutive month, pointing to further strains on ...

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