Japan Q4 GDP to post worst fall since 1974 -BarCap


(For more stories on the financial crisis click [ID:nCRISIS]) TOKYO, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Japan's gross domestic product has likely shrunk in the October-December quarter by 12.1 percent on an annualised basis, in what would be its sharpest contraction in 34 years, Barclays Capital said on Tuesday. Barclays downgraded its forecast for Japan's fourth-quarter GDP due to factors such as record falls in exports and industrial output in November, said Kyohei Morita, chief economist in Japan for ...

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