Japan’s consumer confidence improves at slower pace in July – Times of Oman

SourceTimes of Oman

August 1, 2020 | 12:31 PM Tokyo: Japan's consumer confidence increased slightly in July but at a slower pace amid the recent resurgence in nationwide COVID-19 infections and the influence of torrential rains in southwestern Japan, government statistics revealed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted index, which reflects sentiment among households constituting two or more people, increased to 29.5 from 28.4 last month, up slightly compared with data in June, according to the Cabinet Office. The index in June logged a rise of 4.4 points, the sharpest since the monthly survey began in April 2004. The index, which indicates consumers' economic expectations for the next six months, plunged to a record low of 21.6 in April in the midst of a state of emergency declared for Tokyo and other six areas in early April. The figure...read more...