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Thursday 21 August 2014

Japan in recession after GDP revise

Published 10/12/2012 | 09:24

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The Japanese economy is officially in recession after shrinking for two straight quarters

Japan's economy is technically in recession after authorities said revised figures for the April-June quarter showed the economy shrank for two straight quarters.

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The Cabinet Office said gross domestic product for the July-September quarter shrank 0.9% from the previous quarter, unchanged from the preliminary release.

Going back to the April-June quarter, however, GDP was revised to a 0.03% decline from the previous quarter, or a 0.1% contraction at an annualised pace.

Previously, the Cabinet had said second-quarter GDP grew 0.1% from the previous quarter.

A widely accepted definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of economic contraction.

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