The Japanese economy has released today the figures for the monthly machine orders index for September, where it showed a huge decline of -8.2% compared with the prior reading of 11.0%, also it came below expectations of -7.1%.

Also, it released the figures for the annual machine orders index for September, where the figures showed that the index has increased to reach 9.8% compared with the prior reading of 2.1%, also it came below expectations of 10.6%.