The business survey index of sentiment at large Japanese manufacturers stood at plus 2.4 in January-March, compared with plus 8.1 in the fourth quarter of last year. Photo: Reuters The business survey index of sentiment at large Japanese manufacturers stood at plus 2.4 in January-March, compared with plus 8.1 in the fourth quarter of last year. Photo: Reuters
The business survey index of sentiment at large Japanese manufacturers stood at plus 2.4 in January-March, compared with plus 8.1 in the fourth quarter of last year. Photo: Reuters

Slumping yen sours mood at Japan factories

The business survey index of sentiment at large Japanese manufacturers stood at plus 2.4 in January-March, compared with plus 8.1 in the fourth quarter of last year. Photo: Reuters The business survey index of sentiment at large Japanese manufacturers stood at plus 2.4 in January-March, compared with plus 8.1 in the fourth quarter of last year. Photo: Reuters
The business survey index of sentiment at large Japanese manufacturers stood at plus 2.4 in January-March, compared with plus 8.1 in the fourth quarter of last year. Photo: Reuters
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