TOKYO, Dec 12 Japan's core machinery orders rose
4.1 percent in October from the previous month, Cabinet Office
data showed on Monday, in a tentative sign of a pickup in
The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series
regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six
to nine months, compared with economists' median estimate of a
1.0 percent increase.
Compared with a year earlier, core orders, which exclude
those of ships and electrical equipment, fell 5.6 percent in
October, versus expectations of a 4.5 percent decline.
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(Reporting by Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)