February 7, 2011 / 5:08 AM / 9 years ago

Japan Dec coincident indicator index up 0.7 points

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 TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Japan's index of coincident economic
indicators rose a preliminary 0.7 points in December from the
previous month, the Cabinet Office said on Monday, in a sign that
the country's economy is in a recovery trend.
 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, climbed 0.8 points from
November.
 Details were as follows:
 (month-on-month changes in points)
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                   DEC        NOV         OCT
 Leading Index       +0.8       +2.9        -1.1
 Coincident Index    +0.7       +1.7        -1.4
 Lagging Index       +1.3       -1.0        +0.7
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 To view full tables, click on the Cabinet Office's website here
 (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Joseph Radford)























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