Japan consumer sentiment down in September with stagnant spending
AFPTOKYO -- Japanese consumer sentiment worsened slightly in September, indicating that the nation's household spending remains stagnant, the government said Thursday.
October 12, 2012, 1:59 pm TWN
The confidence index of households made up of two or more people stood at 40.1 last month, down from 40.5 in August, the Cabinet Office said in a monthly survey.
Of the index's four components, livelihood, employment conditions and the timing of new durable goods purchases showed declines, while income growth marked slight advances.