The Reuters Tankan Japanese manufacturers' sentiment index -12 points in October to -17, the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Reuters Tankan Japanese manufacturers' sentiment index -12 points in October to -17, the largest fall since just after the March 2011 earthquake. The manufacturing index is predicted to improve only slightly to -13 in January. The index for non-manufacturers +7, unchanged from September. The increasing  gloom is due to the anti-Japanese protests in China and a weakening EU economy.