TABLE-Japan big manuf mood improves in July-Sept

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TOKYO, Sept 9 (BestGrowthStock) – Big Japanese manufacturers grew
more optimistic about business conditions in the three months to
September compared with the previous quarter, a survey showed on
Thursday, as exports and domestic consumption helped corporate
profits.

The survey comes ahead of the Bank of Japan’s closely watched
tankan business sentiment survey due on September 29.

Following is a table of the main figures (figures in
parentheses are forecasts from the previous survey):
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BUSINESS SURVEY INDEX ON SENTIMENT
(Measures percentage of firms that expect the business
environment to improve minus percentage that expect it to worsen)

JULY-SEPT APRIL-JUNE OCT-DEC ’11 JAN-MARCH

(prev f’cast) f’cast (prev) f’cast
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All large firms +7.1 (+10.1) +4.0 +0.1 (+9.3) +3.9
Large manuf +13.3 (+13.8) +10.0 +0.0 (+12.7) +4.5
Large non-manuf +3.8 (+8.2) +0.9 +0.2 ( +7.5) +3.6
All small firms -21.4 (-16.8) -32.0 -12.5 (-11.0) -14.1
Small manuf -13.5 (-11.8) -22.9 -10.7 ( -7.2) -11.4
Small non-manuf -23.0 (-17.8) -33.8 -12.9 (-11.7) -14.6
—————————————————————- 2010/11 2010/11
CAPITAL SPENDING OUTLOOK (yr/yr) PCT (prev survey)
All industries +8.7 ( +9.2)
Manufacturers +9.4 (+12.5)
Non-manufacturers +8.3 ( +7.5)
—————————————————————- 2010/11 2010/11
RECURRING PROFITS OUTLOOK (yr/yr) PCT (prev survey)
All industries +31.8 (+30.6)
Manufacturers +59.3 (+65.2)
Non-manufacturers +22.2 (+20.7)
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http://www.mof.go.jp/english/bos/e1c2202.htm
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Joseph Radford)

TABLE-Japan big manuf mood improves in July-Sept