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Japan April core machinery orders fall 12.0% month/month

Japan's core machinery orders fell 12.0% in April from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday. The fall 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 an 8.6% drop in a Reuters poll of economists. Compared with a year earlier, core orders, which exclude those of ships and electricity, dropped 17.7% in April, versus a 14.0% decline seen by economists, the Cabinet Office data showed. To view the full table, please go to the website of the Cabinet Office at: here (Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.0 : 0narrow-browser-and-phonemedium-browser-and-portrait-tabletlandscape-tabletmedium-wide-browserwide-browser-and-largermedium-browser-and-landscape-tabletmedium-wide-browser-and-largerabove-phoneportrait-tablet-and-aboveabove-portrait-tabletlandscape-tablet-and-abovelandscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browserportrait-tablet-and-belowlandscape-tablet-and-belowAppsNewslettersAdvertise with UsAdvertising GuidelinesCookiesTerms of UsePrivacyAll quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. © 2020 Reuters. 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