RTTNews - Wednesday, results of the latest Eco Watchers Survey by the Japanese Cabinet Office revealed that the forward-looking index for the economy rose to 45.6 in June from 43.3 in May. The index has been on the rise in the first six months of this year.

At the same time, the current index climbed to 42.2 in June from 36.7 in May, marking its sixth increase. Economists had expected for a reading of 38 in June.

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