Bank of Japan Monthly Report, September 2004

The Bank of Japan released the English version of its September 2004 monthly report on 13 September. In the report the bank said Japan's economy continues to recover. But the report also says exports and industrial production increased at a slower pace, given the weaker growth in U.S. and Chinese economies compared with last year.

Exports and industrial production continue to increase, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Business fixed investment has also been increasing with the ongoing improve