RTTNews - Monday, a report from the Cabinet Office showed that Japanese consumer confidence rose to 33.2 in April from 29.6 in the previous month. Economists had expected the index to rise to 31.

Meanwhile, household's consumer confidence stood at 32.4, up from 28.9 in March. The reading also stood above the expected level of 32. All four sub indicators improved from the previous month. The index for overall livelihood came in at 33.8, up from 31.1 and income growth rose to 33.4 from 32. The employment and willingness to buy durables climbed to 23.3 and 39, respectively.

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