Japan Nov retail sales rise 1.3 pct year/year
TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 1.3 percent in November from a year earlier, government data showed, in a sign that consumer spending may have stopped deteriorating. The rise was more than a median market forecast for a 1.1 percent annual increase, government data showed on Friday. Retail sales were unchanged from the previous month, the data showed. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry at: here (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Joseph Radford)
DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.