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Japan Core Machine Orders Jump 6.8% In August

The total value of core machine orders in Japan spiked a seasonally adjusted 6.8 percent on month in August, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday - worth 981.5 billion yen.

That beat expectations for a decline of 3.9 percent following the 11.0 percent spike in July.

On a yearly basis, core machine orders jumped 12.6 percent - again exceeding expectations for 1.8 percent after soaring 13.9 percent in the previous month.

The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan - including volatile ones for ships and from electric power companies - climbed 1.8 percent on month in August.

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