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Nikkei PMI

Japan manufacturing PMI rises to three-month high in April

TOKYO -- Japan's manufacturing sector returned to expansion territory in April with output as well as new orders falling to a lesser extent.

The Nikkei Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose from March's 49.2 to record a three-month high of 50.2 in April, registering above the 50-point line separating expansion from contraction.

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