Japan Oct industrial output up 0.5 pct month/month

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose 0.5 percent in October, government data showed on Thursday, in a sign that global demand remained robust.

The result compared with a median market forecast for a 1.9 percent increase and followed a revised 1.0 percent decline in September.

Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 2.8 percent in November and increase 3.5 percent in December.

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