Japan Oct retail sales fall 1.2 pct year/year

Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:54pm EST

TOKYO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales fell 1.2
percent in October from a year earlier, government data showed
on Thursday, adding to mounting evidence that the economy has
fallen into a mild recession.
    The fall compared with a median estimate for a 0.7 percent
annual decline, according to a Reuters poll.
    Compared to the previous month, retail sales rose 0.7
percent, the data showed. 
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 (Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Edmund Klamann)
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