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Revised data shows Japanese economy hit hard by trade woes

Tokyo’s spin doctors are suddenly stumped. When initial indications were that Japan’s economy contracted 1.2% in the third quarter, the talking points were that earthquakes and storms hit growth. Don’t worry, they said, the trade war isn’t ending Japan’s longest expansion since the 1980s. Things will rebound, and fast. That argument just got trampled with […]

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