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Japan Output Rises Most in Eight Months as PM Mulls Tax: Economy

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Japanese industrial production rose the most since January in a sign that companies are recovering from the blow of a higher sales tax.

Output increased 2.7 percent in September from the previous month, the trade ministry said, beating the 2.2 percent median estimate of economists. That trimmed the decline for the third quarter to 1.9 percent, following a drop of 3.8 percent in the three months through June.