Japan Dec coincident indicator index up 2.5 points

Thu Feb 7, 2013 12:04am EST

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TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Japan's index of coincident
economic indicators rose a preliminary 2.5 points in December
from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said on Thursday,
underscoring a view that the economy has already hit the bottom.
    The index of leading economic indicators, compiled using
data such as the number of job offers and consumer sentiment and
a gauge of the economy a few months ahead, gained 1.4 points
from November.
    To view full tables, click on the Cabinet Office's website