A man looks at a stock quotation board displaying Japan's Nikkei average as passers-by walk past outside a brokerage in Tokyo in this September 3, 2013 file photo. Confidence among Japanese ... more 
A man looks at a stock quotation board displaying Japan's Nikkei average as passers-by walk past outside a brokerage in Tokyo in this September 3, 2013 file photo. Confidence among Japanese manufacturers slipped in September from a three-year high on worries about a slowdown in emerging markets, although the fastest growth in exports since late 2010 suggested the economy is still building momentum.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary policies and central bank stimulus weakened the yen through much of the first half of 2013, and exports look to be benefiting from that as demand starts to pick up in major economies.But the weaker yen also increased the import bill and pushed the trade balance into a 14th successive deficit in August, matching a record streak in 1979/80 and suggesting the old export-led model of growth needs to be reviewed. Picture taken September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:42 PM EDT