Japan Nov core machinery orders rise 3.9 pct mth/mth

Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:54pm EST

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TOKYO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders rose
3.9 percent in November from the previous month, government data
showed on Wednesday, although uncertainty over the global
economy may continue to weigh on business investment and the
broader economy.
    The rise in core orders, which exclude those of ships and
power utilities, compared with a median market forecast for a
0.3 percent increase and followed a 2.6 percent rise in the
previous month, the Cabinet Office data showed. 
    Compared with a year earlier, core orders, a highly volatile
data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the
coming six to nine months, increased 0.3 percent in November.
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