Japan's economy contracts in Q3

Japan's economy shrank at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter. 

This is its sharpest decline since the aftermath of massive earthquake in 2011 as exports, consumption and business investment tumbled. 

Data from the Cabinet Office showed that the on-quarter drop in real GDP was better than a 3.9 percent annualized decrease forecast by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires.