TOKYO, July 30- Japan's factory output rose modestly in June after a big drop in the prior month, highlighting worries of a second-quarter economic slump as exports weaken and manufacturers are saddled with large inventories. Analysts expect the economy to bounce modestly in the current quarter, helped by a pick-up in private consumption as household incomes...» Read More
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