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Japanese exports fall for fifth straight month

Japan's exports fell for a fifth month in October, hurt by the fallout of a territorial dispute with China and a slowdown in demand from the European Union.

Exports fell 6.5% in October, from a year earlier. Shipments to China fell 11.6%, while those to the EU were down 20%

Martin Schulz, from Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo, told the BBC's Asia Business Report that "it is not a healthy situation" the Japanese economy.

  • 21 Nov 2012
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