Japan consumer mood worsens in October

Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:04am EST

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TOKYO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Japanese consumer confidence fell
in October, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Tuesday, in a sign
of waning confidence towards wages and employment improving.
    The survey's sentiment index for general households, which 
includes views on incomes and jobs, was 41.2 in October, down
from 45.4 in September.
    A reading below 50 suggests consumer pessimism.
    The Cabinet Office kept its assessment on consumer sentiment
unchanged, saying it is in an improving trend.(Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro)
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