TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's leading indicator of capital spending probably rebounded only modestly in December and exports likely dropped in January at its fastest pace in almost five years, a Reuters poll showed, indicating the pace of recovery may be slower than expected. This would result in a trade deficit of 680.2 billion yen after a 140 billion yen surplus in...» Read More
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