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Japan Q4 GDP revised up to 1.2 pct annualised growth

TOKYO, March 8 (Reuters) - Japan's economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.2 percent in the October-December quarter, revised up from a preliminary reading of 1.0 percent growth, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday.

The revised figure compares with the median estimate of 1.6 percent growth in a Reuters poll of economists.

On a quarter-on-quarter basis, gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent, versus a preliminary reading of 0.2 percent growth and the median estimate of a 0.4 percent increase.

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For the full tables on the Cabinet Office's website: http://www.esri.cao.go.jp/en/sna/sokuhou/sokuhou_top.html (Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Chris Gallagher)