Japan Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.1 in April from 50.4 in March, led by strong performance from...

|By:, SA News Editor
Japan Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.1 in April from 50.4 in March, led by strong performance from investment goods producers; solid net gains in output and new orders were recorded. Yen depreciation helped in new export sales; by contrast, it also led to the sharpest rise of input costs in 19 months.