Japan on brink of recession as economy contracts, virus heightens risk (17)

Reuters 2020.02.17 10:17
Leika Kihara, Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy shrank at the fastest pace in almost six years in the December quarter as a sales tax hike hit consumer and business spending, raising the risk of a recession as China's coronavirus outbreak chills global activity. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians make their way in a business district in Tokyo, Japan May 16, 2018.
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