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**Japan's industrial output** tumbled more than forecast to the lowest level since the aftermath of the record 2011 earthquake, bolstering the case for new prime minister Shinzo Abe to unleash large-scale stimulus.
The 1.7 per cent drop in November from October exceeded all 27 forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey, a government report showed last week in Tokyo. The nation also remained mired in deflation, with consumer prices excluding fresh food dropping 0.1...
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