Japan household spending falls for 11th month in row

Tokyo (dpa) – Japan’s household spending declined 1.2 per cent year-on-year in January, the 11th straight month, the government said Friday. The country also saw the first increase in its core consumer prices in 13 months, as they climbed 0.1 per cent year-on-year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said. The reading was…