TABLE-Japan July-Sept capex +5.0 pct yr/yr

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TOKYO, Dec 2 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese firms raised capital
spending in July-September by 5.0 percent from a year earlier,
the first annual gain since 2007, the Ministry of Finance said on
Thursday, but waning demand both at home and abroad may keep
companies from further boosting business spending.

The increase follows a 1.7 percent drop the previous quarter.

Compared with April-June, capital spending excluding software
was up 1.9 percent, posting a second straight quarter of rises,
MOF data showed. [JPBUSX=ECI]

Following is a table of Japanese firms’ capital spending,
recurring profits and sales (year-on-year percentage changes):

2010

July-Sept Apr-June Jan-Mar
Sales +6.5 +20.3 +10.6
manufacturers +12.2 +25.9 +19.1
non-manufacturers +4.1 +18.1 +7.5
Recurring profits +54.1 +83.4 +163.8
manufacturers +209.0 +553.0 N/A
non-manufacturers +19.9 +33.1 +5.2
Capital spending +5.0 -1.7 -11.5
manufacturers +9.1 -10.5 -31.2
non-manufacturers +2.9 +3.4 +0.4
Capex excl leasing +5.0 -1.6 -11.0

NOTE:

The capital spending data is used to calculate revised gross
domestic figures for the same quarter, due out at 8:50 a.m. on
Dec. 9 (2350 GMT on Dec. 8).
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto)

TABLE-Japan July-Sept capex +5.0 pct yr/yr