URGENT: Japan big manufacturers' confidence flat at 18 in Dec.: BOJ Tankan

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Business confidence among major Japanese manufacturers remained unchanged from three months earlier at 18 in December, the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed Monday. The key index measuring confidence among companies such as makers of automobiles and electronics was in line with the average market forecast of 18 in a Kyodo News survey. The index for large nonmanufacturers, including the service sector, rose to 9 from 2 in the previous survey.

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