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Japanese Corporate Sentiment Improves on Better Profits

Key Points

• Sentiment among large manufacturers rose to 12 from 10 three months ago (forecast 14), according to the Tankan survey released by the Bank of Japan on Monday.

• The outlook among the manufacturers increased to 11 from 8 in December (forecast 13).

• Large companies across all industries plan to raise fixed investment by 0.6 percent for the year starting this month, the survey found.


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