URGENT ¥¥¥ Japan says October-December revised GDP flat

Japan on Friday said economic growth was flat in the October to December quarter from the previous three months, revising upwards a preliminary figure of a 0.1 percent contraction.

On an annualised basis, GDP grew a revised 0.2 percent in the quarter, suggesting the world's third largest economy technically ended its latest recession, according to figures from the Cabinet Office.