The index for leading economic indicators in Japan, a gauge of the economy a few months ahead that’s compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, went down to 90.3 in January 2020 from a downwardly revised 91.0 in the previous month and below market consensus of 91.9, a preliminary data showed. This was the lowest reading since November 2009 amid weak consumer confidence and significant impact from coronovirus outbreak.