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April 27th –
From Bloomberg: Japan’s retail sales tumbled the most in 13 years last month as the nation’s record earthquake shut stores and discouraged households from spending money.
Sales slumped 8.5 percent in March from a year earlier, the biggest decline since March 1998, according to a statement by trade ministry in Tokyo today. The median estimate of 14 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for a 6.1 percent drop.