Japan Leading Index Falls To 22-Month Low

Japan's leading index declined to its lowest level seen since early 2013, preliminary data from the Cabinet Office showed Friday.

The leading index fell to 104 in October, the lowest since January 2013, from 105.6 in the prior month. It was forecast to fall to 104.1.

Meanwhile, the coincident index, the measure of current economic situation, rose to 110.2 from 109.8 in September. The expected score for October was 110.

The lagging index climbed to 118.1 in October from 117 in September.

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