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EU debt crisis curbs Japan factory output

30 July 2012 Last updated at 05:06 BST

Japan continues to feel the impact from the global economic slowdown. Industrial output fell by 0.1% in June, declining for a third consecutive month.

It is feared the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, a key market for exports, could undermine recovery of the Japanese economy.

Junko Nishioka, from RBS Securities in Tokyo told the BBC, it is disappointing because many expected a rebound in factory output.