November 10, 2011 / 5:11 AM / 8 years ago

Japan Oct consumer mood unchanged, govt cuts view

TOKYO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Japan's consumer confidence index
was flat in October from the pervious month and the government
cut its assessment on Thursday, as a strong yen and a global
economic slowdown weigh on sentiment.	
    The survey's sentiment index for general households, which
includes views on incomes and jobs, was 38.6 in October,
unchanged from September. A reading below 50 suggests consumer
pessimism.	
    The Cabinet Office cut its assessment to say that the pace
of pickup in consumer confidence is moderating. Previously, it
had said that the index was picking up.	
    Following is a comparison with previous months:	
                        OCT      SEPT     AUG      JULY 	
 General households    38.6      38.6     37.0      37.0
    The survey began in 1982. "General households" are those
with two or more people.(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
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