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Reuters ahead with Bank of Japan tankan survey news

Reuters led by one second with the headline figure for the Bank of Japan’s closely watched quarterly tankan survey of corporate sentiment on July 2 and was ahead on the entire series of nearly a dozen main indexes.

Market reaction:

The headline number gave the most upbeat reading in three years. However, the mixed signals from the tankan and a defeat for the ruling party in a key local election over the weekend weighed on the yen, which slipped to its lowest in a month and a half.