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Key measure points to 1st Japan economic downturn in 6 years

'Worsening' composite index of economic indicators reinforces fears of recession

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government said Monday its key composite index of economic indicators shows Japan's economy "worsening" for the first time in more than six years, reinforcing the view that the world's third-largest economy may have entered a recession.

The Cabinet Office's coincident index of business conditions for March fell 0.9 point from the previous month to 99.6 against the 2015 base of 100, according to a government survey.

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