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Japan August manufacturing output goes up for the first time in six months

Japanese manufacturing activity demonstrated obvious signs of steadying in August. The country’s output surged for the first time for six months. That’s undoubtedly a tentative sign that the national economy might be reviving from a tumble earlier this year, a private poll  showed on Tuesday.

In August, the IHS Markit/Nikkei Japan Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index also known as PMI ascended to 49.6 from a final 49.3 in July on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Additionally, the headline index stood below the 50 threshold, separating contraction from expansion for the sixth month, but the rate of drop was slight.

The index for output edged up to a preliminary 50.6 from 49.4 last month. While marginal, it would simply point out to the first soar since February when confirmed in revised data.

Besides this, output dared to expand for the first time for six months. Simultaneously, companies also saw softer drops in total new work as well as export sales. 

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