Japanese growth dips

Japan's economic growth slowed in the June quarter, raising questions about whether Tokyo's bid to stoke growth was taking hold and if it would launch a series of tax rises. The world's third-largest economy expanded by 0.6 per cent from the previous quarter, slower than a revised 0.9 per cent increase during the three months to March 31.

Japan's economic growth slowed in the June quarter, raising questions about whether Tokyo's bid to stoke growth was taking hold and if it would launch a series of tax rises. The world's third-largest economy expanded by 0.6 per cent from the previous quarter, slower than a revised 0.9 per cent increase during the three months to March 31.

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