A measure of Japan's corporate service prices climbed steadily in November, figures from the Bank of Japan showed Thursday.
The corporate service price index rose 3.6 percent annually, same as in October. Economists had expected the rate of increase to ease slightly to 3.5 percent.
Month-on-month, corporate service prices increased 0.4 percent in November following 0.1 percent gains in each of the previous two months. Prices rose for the third straight month.
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