RTTNews - Friday, the Cabinet Office of Japan in a final report revised down the leading index for May to 76.9 from 77 reported on July 6. Economists expected the index to come in at 76.8. In April, the index stood at 76.2.

At the same time, the coincident index was revised up to 87.1 from 86.9 estimated initially, and came in higher than the reading of 86 in April. The lagging index was also revised up, to 84.1 from 84, but was down from 86.3 in the preceding month.

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