Japan March retail sales fall 0.3 pct year/year

Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:54pm EDT

TOKYO, April 30 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales fell 0.3
percent in March from a year earlier, government data showed on
Tuesday, down for a third straight month, in a sign the economic
recovery is proceeding at a slow pace.
    The fall compared with the median market forecast for a 0.6
percent annual increase.
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Economy, Trade and Industry at:
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 (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Edmund Klamann)