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Japanese Small Business Sentiment Weakens

Japan's small business confidence declined in April, survey data from Shoko Chukin Bank showed Wednesday.

Small business sentiment came in at 47.6 in April, down from 48.7 a month ago. The index is forecast to drop further to 46.3 in May.

Confidence among manufacturers dipped to 45.8 from 48.7 in March. On the other hand, sentiment among non-manufacturers rose to 49.1 from 48.7.

by RTT Staff Writer

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