Japanese steelmakers less pessimistic about business conditions

Apr 01, 2013 | 10:39 AM |

Tags  Japanese steelmakers, steel, Bank of Japan, business survey, pessimism, automotive, shipbuilding. manufacturing

TOKYO — Japan’s steelmakers are less pessimistic about their business environment for the second quarter than they were at the start of the year, according to a Bank of Japan survey.

The Japanese business sentiment index came in at negative 13 for the second quarter compared with negative 30 at the start of the first quarter.....

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