Japan's industrial production -1.2% M/M in July vs. +0.4% in June and consensus of +1.7%. The...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan's industrial production -1.2% M/M in July vs. +0.4% in June and consensus of +1.7%. The fall was led by declines in the electronic components sector, followed by general machinery. CPI excluding food -0.3% Y/Y, unemployment unchanged at 4.3%, with both figures in line. PMI 47.7 in August, the lowest since April 2011.