Japan Nov retail sales rise 1.3 pct year/year

Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:57pm EST

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.
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 (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Joseph Radford)

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