TABLE-Japan big manuf mood turns negative in Oct-Dec -govt

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TOKYO, Dec 10 (BestGrowthStock) – Big Japanese manufacturers turned
pessimistic about business conditions in the three months to
December, a government survey showed on Friday, as a strong yen
and slowing exports weighed on business sentiment.

The business survey index (BSI) of sentiment at large
manufacturers stood at minus 8.0 in October-December, compared
with plus 13.3 in July-September, according to the joint survey
by the Ministry of Finance and the Economic and Social Research
Institute, an arm of the Cabinet Office.

It was the first time since April-June 2009 that large
manufacturers’ sentiment had turned negative, meaning pessimists
outnumber optimists.

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)

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

(prev f’cast) f’cast (prev) f’cast
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All large firms -5.0 ( +0.1) +7.1 -0.9 ( +3.9) +0.8
Large manuf -8.0 ( 0.0) +13.3 -0.2 ( +4.5) +2.2
Large non-manuf -3.4 ( +0.2) +3.8 -1.2 ( +3.6) +0.1
All small firms -18.4 (-12.5) -21.4 -18.9 (-14.1) -13.5
Small manuf -10.0 (-10.7) -13.5 -23.4 (-11.4) -8.1
Small non-manuf -20.1 (-12.9) -23.0 -18.0 (-14.6) -14.6
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2010/11 2010/11
CAPITAL SPENDING OUTLOOK (yr/yr) PCT (prev survey)
All industries +9.5 ( +8.7)
Manufacturers +12.7 ( +9.4)
Non-manufacturers +7.8 ( +8.3)
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2010/11 2010/11
RECURRING PROFITS OUTLOOK (yr/yr) PCT (prev survey)
All industries +29.7 (+31.8)
Manufacturers +55.2 (+59.3)
Non-manufacturers +20.8 (+22.2)
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http://www.mof.go.jp/english/bos/e1c2203.htm
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

TABLE-Japan big manuf mood turns negative in Oct-Dec -govt