April 10, 2018 / 11:55 PM / a year ago

Japan Feb core machinery orders up 2.1 pct mth/mth

    TOKYO, April 11 (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders
rose 2.1 percent in February from the previous month, government
data showed on Wednesday, suggesting a pick-up in capital
    The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series
regarded as a good indicator of capital spending in the coming
six to nine months, compared with the median estimate for a 2.5
percent decline expected by economists in a Reuters poll.      
    Compared with a year earlier, core orders, a highly volatile
data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending, rose
2.4 percent, versus the median estimate for orders to remain
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 (Reporting by Stanley White
Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)
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