08 June 2012 03:47 [Source: ICIS news]
The country’s GDP rose by 1.2% quarter on quarter in January-March 2012, up from a preliminary estimate of 1.0%, it said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the country’s trade deficit widened by 12.7% year on year to yen (Y) 464bn ($5.8bn) in April this year as imports rose faster than exports, according to the Finance Ministry in a statement on Friday.
($1 = Y79.69)
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