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Japan July core machinery orders rise 8.0 pct mth/mth -govt

TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders rose 8.0 percent in July from the previous month, up for the first time in four months, government data showed on Monday, in a tentative sign of recovery in capital expenditure. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with a 4.4 percent increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll. It followed a 1.9 percent decline in June, the Cabinet Office data showed. Compared with a year earlier, core orders, which exclude ships and orders from electric power utilities, declined 7.5 percent, versus a 7.3 percent decrease expected by economists. For background, please see this PREVIEW To view full table, click on the Cabinet Office website: http://www.esri.cao.go.jp/en/stat/juchu/1707juchu-e.html

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)