TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.8% in April-June to expand for the third straight quarter, government data showed on Friday.
The preliminary reading for second-quarter gross domestic product compared with a median market forecast for 0.4% growth.
It followed a revised 2.8% expansion in January-March.
On a quarter-to-quarter basis, gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.4%, the Cabinet Office said, compared with the median forecast of a 0.1% gain.
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(Reporting by Daniel Leussink and Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)