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Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released its all industry activity index on Friday. The index slid 0.9% in December, missing expectations for a 0.3% fall, after a 1.1% drop in November. November's figure was revised down from a 1.0% decrease.
Construction industry activity index dropped 2.1% in December, industrial production index fell 1.7%, while tertiary industry activity declined 0.6%.