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Negative Growth Predicted for Kyushu in 2009


The Fukuoka City-based Kyushu Economic Research Center issued a forecast calling for -1.8 % real economic growth in the Kyushu-Okinawa region in FY 2009. The center also revised downward its September forecast for regional growth for the current year from 0.6% to -1.0%. If this happens, it will be the first time there have been two consecutive years of negative growth in the region since statistics began being kept in 1955.

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Published: Dec 26, 2008 / Last Updated: Dec 26, 2008

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