TOKYO, 15th August, 2016 (WAM) — Japan’s seasonally adjusted gross domestic product in April-June grew 0.2 percent from the previous three months on an annualised basis in real terms, rising for the second straight quarter, the Cabinet Office said in a preliminary report Monday.

On a quarter-to-quarter basis, the country’s GDP was flat in price-adjusted real terms, the government agency said.

The annualized growth rate compared with the median forecast of a 0.7 rise in a Jiji Press survey that covered 21 think tanks. In nominal terms, April-June GDP expanded 0.2 percent from the previous quarter, for an annualized increase of 0.9 percent.

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