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TOKYO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Japan’s core machinery orders soared 18.0% in November, up for the first time in five months, government data showed on Thursday.
The month-on-month 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 the median estimate of a 3.2% gain in a Reuters poll of economists.
Compared with a year earlier, core orders, which exclude those of ships and electricity, advanced 5.3% in November, versus a 5.4% drop seen by economists, the Cabinet Office data showed.
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