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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Japan’s GDP Declines at 15.2% Annual Rate

by Calculated Risk on 5/19/2009 11:11:00 PM

From Bloomberg: Japan’s Economy Shrank Record 15.2% Last Quarter (ht creditcriminalslovetarp, Angry Saver, and others)

Japan’s economy shrank at a record 15.2 percent annual pace last quarter as exports collapsed and consumers and businesses cut spending.

The contraction followed a revised fourth-quarter drop of 14.4 percent ...

Exports plunged an unprecedented 26 percent last quarter ...