Japan Machinery Orders Slide 3.3% as Economy Risks Shrinking

Japan Machinery Orders Slide 3.3% as Economy Risks Shrinking

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An employee makes a final inspection of a Komatsu Ltd. excavator on the production line of the company's plant in Hirakata City, Osaka. Today’s data follow government reports last month showing declines in industrial output and exports, underscoring the risk of a contraction in gross domestic product.