TOKYO, Aug 30- Japanese household spending fell less than expected in July and the jobless rate hit a two-decade low, offering some hope for policymakers battling to pull the world's third-largest economy out of stagnation. Household spending fell 0.5 percent in July from a year earlier, less than a median market forecast for a 0.9 percent drop and much smaller...
TOKYO, Aug 30- Japanese household spending fell less than expected in July and the jobless rate hit a two-decade low, offering some hope for policy makers battling to pull the world's third-largest economy out of stagnation. Household spending fell 0.5 percent in July from a year earlier, less than a median market forecast for a 0.9 percent fall, data by the...
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