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Japan's factory output falls 4.1% in September

Japan's factory output fell by 4.1% in September, which was more than had been expected - economists had forecast a 3.1% drop from the previous month.

The figures may give the central bank, the Bank of Japan, impetus to counter the country's flagging economy at its meeting today

Asia Business Report's Rico Hizon spoke to the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo, who said the Japanese government is facing increasing pressure over the economy.

  • 30 Oct 2012