Japan retail sales fall unexpectedly in September

Japan retail sales fall unexpectedly in September

Japan's retail sales dropped unexpectedly in September, increasing pressure for the country's central bank, known as the BoJ, to resume its policy meeting ...

Japan's retail sales slipped unexpectedly in September, adding to pressure on the country's central bank, known as the BoJ, to resume its monetary policy meeting on Friday (30).Data from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed that retail sales fell 0.2% in September compared to the same month last year, after increasing 0.8% in August.The decline, the first in six months, was largely due to a 15.4% reduction in fuel sales.In the monthly comparison, sales increased 0.7% in September, considering seasonal adjustments.Some analysts predict the BoJ could expand its monetary stimulus later this week, given recent signs of weakness in the Japanese eco...


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