BREAKINGVIEWS-Japan recession could lead to strong rebound

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-- The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own -- By Wayne Arnold HONG KONG, May 19 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Japan's economy lurched into recession in the first quarter, shrinking 0.9 percent over the first three months of the year as March's earthquake hit consumption and the supply chain. Forecasters, who had been expecting a 0.5 percent fall, underestimated the impact on production far from the epicentre. But disruption is not the same as ...

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