Japan Sept. economy watchers sentiment rebounds as virus spread eases

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Business sentiment among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends in Japan improved in September following a fall in August, as the country's stepped-up vaccination rollout helped bring about a sharp decline in the number of coronavirus infections, official data showed Friday. The diffusion index of confidence measuring the current mood compared with three months earlier among "economy watchers," such as taxi drivers and restaurant staff, climbed 7.4 points from August to 42.1, according to the Cabinet Office. The office upgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in three ...

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