Japan's Q4 capital spending excluding software unexpectedly jumps 4.9% vs. -11% in Q3 and -7.4%...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan's Q4 capital spending excluding software unexpectedly jumps 4.9% vs. -11% in Q3 and -7.4% expected. Reconstruction demand was probably the biggest factor in the Q4 rise, which is the biggest in almost five years and will probably cause GDP to be revised up from a preliminary estimate of -2.3%.