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Japan's second quarter GDP is updated down on smaller capex profits
In the second quarter the Japanese economy ascended at a slower pace than initially assessed, on supposed downward revisions in capital spending surge, as a Reuters survey disclosed on Wednesday.
The world's number three economy is observed expanding at an annualized tempo of 2.9% in April-June, as the survey of 17 experts discovered that would be a considerable downward revision from the 4% surge observed in the preliminary data.
It would translate into 0.7% ascend from the previous quarter, updated down from an initial outcome of 1%, as the survey demonstrated.
Market participants expect the Japanese economy to keep reviving in July-September and even after.
Capital expenditure, a key component of GDP is supposed to have ascended 0.5% over the quarter, which is much slower compared to the 2.4% growth demonstrated in the preliminary data.
Japanese companies actually curbed their tempo of investment in plant as well as equipment in April-June, hinting the government might update down its initially upbeat estimate for economic surge in the second quarter.
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