Japan's business mood worsens in third quarter, Bank of Japan 'tankan' survey shows

TOKYO, Oct 03 (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturers' business mood worsened in the three months to September, a central bank survey showed on Monday, bolstering views that the weakening yen and its inflationary impact on business costs undermined a fragile economic recovery.

Adding to the gloom, fears of a global economic slowdown cloud the outlook for the export-reliant economy, which is still just emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.

Service-sector sentiment brightened a tad from three months ago, the Bank of Japan's "tankan" survey showed, although retailers were less optimistic due to the rising cost of living blamed on higher commodity prices and the boost to import prices from the yen's declines. ...continue reading

Oct 03 (ANNnewsCH) - 3カ月ごとに企業の景気判断を調査する「日銀短観」で大企業・製造業の現状の判断を示す指数が3期連続で悪化しました。  ...continue reading