*March core orders +2.9 pct vs forecast +1.8 pct. TOKYO, May 18- Japan's core machinery orders grew in March for the first time in two months but they are seen sliding in the current quarter, suggesting that weak capital spending could further sap momentum from an economy struggling to rebound from a recession. "Japanese firms are not in a situation where they can...» Read More
Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist, Richard Bernstein Advisors, says a worse-than-expected machinery orders for October may fuel more stimulus, which will benefit Japan's market in the long run.
TOKYO, Dec 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 6.4 percent in October from the prior month, down for the first time in five months, government data showed on Thursday, suggesting that a pick-up in capital spending may be levelling off. The fall in core orders, which exclude those of ships and electric power utilities, compared with a 2.4 percent fall forecast by...
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