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Japan exports rise less-than-forecast in Apr

Japan’s exports rose less-than-forecast in April hurt by a drop in shipments to China and Western Europe.

Exports rose by 7.9 percent from a year earlier. Most analysts had forecast growth of close to 12 percent.

Shipments to China, Japan’s biggest trading partner and Western Europe, one of its key markets, fell by more than 7 percent.

(Source: BBC News )