RTTNews - Tuesday, a report from Japan's Cabinet Office showed that the leading index increased to 76.5 in April from 75.5 in March. Economists expected the reading to come in at 77.2.

At the same time, the coincident index moved up to 85.8 from 84.8 in the previous month. The lagging index, however, decreased to 86.1 from 87.5 in March.

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