Japan’s factory output growth slumps in April, casts doubt on quick recovery

A worker walks near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s industrial output rose less than expected in April and inventories of electronic parts rose, a sign that the economy may be struggling to shake off a first quarter contraction. Industrial output rose just 0.3 percent in April from the previous month, official data showed on Thursday, well below the median forecast […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories