JAPAN STAYS STRONG AFTER THAI FLOOD

Japan’s industrial output rose 2.2 per cent in October in a sign the impact of flooding in

Thailand was less than feared, revised data published yesterday showed. However, economists still fear that Europe’s debt crisis and global growth worries may dampen production in coming months. The output figure compares with an initial reading of a 2.4 per cent climb, following a 3.3 per cent decline in September.