Japan econmin Motegi: Expect economy to continue recovery ahead

TOKYO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday he expected the economy to continue its recovery led by private-sector demand, although attention should be paid to uncertainty in the global economy and swings in financial markets.

"The economy is moderately recovering," Motegi told reporters after the release of fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)