URGENT: Big manufacturers' sentiment worsens to 8 from 9: BOJ

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Business confidence among major Japanese manufacturers worsened to 8 in September from 9 three months earlier, the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed Monday. The reading of the key index measuring confidence among companies such as those in the auto and electronics sectors compares with an average market forecast of 11 in a Kyodo News survey. The index for large nonmanufacturers, including the service sector, rose to 14 from 13 in the previous survey.

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