TOKYO Nov 30 Japan's industrial output rose 0.1
percent in October from the previous month, preliminary data
from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on
Wednesday, in a sign of a tentative pickup in factory activity.
The result compared with the median forecast of a 0.1
percent fall in a Reuters poll of economists, and followed a 0.6
percent increase in September.
Manufacturers surveyed by METI expect output to rise 4.5
percent in November and decrease 0.6 percent in December.
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(Reporting by Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)