Economic Buzz: Japan Leading Index Falls In March

Japans leading index, which measures the future economic activity, dropped to 105.0 in March from 105.9 in February, preliminary figures from the Cabinet Office showed Wednesday. The index was expected to fall to 105.1. Meanwhile, the coincident index that reflects the current economic activity improved to 116.4 in March from 116.0 in the preceding month. The lagging index came in at 118.0 in March versus 118.4 in February.