JAPAN'S SERVICE PRICES RISE FOR 8TH STRAIGHT MONTH AS FREIGHT COST SPIKES

© Reuters/KIM KYUNG-HOON COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) - The prices Japanese companies charge each other for services rose 1.0% in October from a year earlier, their eighth straight month of gains and a sign inflationary pressure was building due to higher global commodity costs. The services producer price index hit 105.4 in October, the highest since November 2001,...

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