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Consumer prices climb in Japan, retail sales fall

August 29, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this July 2, 201 file photo, shoppers inspect clothes at a clothing store in Tokyo. Japan released data on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 showing its economic recovery gained momentum in July, as manufacturing accelerated and consumer prices rose for a second straight month, despite weaker household spending and retail sales. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economic recovery gained momentum in July, as manufacturing accelerated and consumer prices rose for a second straight month, despite weaker household spending and retail sales.

The data released Friday showed the consumer price index rose 0.7 percent in July from a year Login to read more

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