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  • Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world's biggest

    Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world's biggest

    The government announced a reshuffle of the Investment Committee of the $1.26 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), in line with Abe's drive to have the fund make riskier investments and rely less on low-yielding government bonds.

  • Japan trade deficit quadruples on-year in March to $14 billion

    Japan trade deficit quadruples on-year in March to $14 billion

    Japan logged a deficit of 1.45 trillion yen ($14 billion) against the year-before shortfall of 356.9 billion yen, the finance ministry said.

  • Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

    Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

    Investments doubled in Southeast Asia and fell 18 per cent in China over 2012 and China's waning attraction is likely to continue as the ratio of companies planning expansion there fell to a record low of below 55 per cent, JETRO said, citing a surve...

  • Nikkei gains on upbeat US corporate earnings, data

    Nikkei gains on upbeat US corporate earnings, data

    The latest data showed the US economy's health was improving. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected in the latest week. Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region expanded in April at a faster...

  • Japan government cuts economy view after sales tax; no need for fresh stimulus

    Japan government cuts economy view after sales tax; no need for fresh stimulus

    Japan's government slightly cut its overall view on the economy, its first downgrade in a year and a half, but officials shrugged off the need for more stimulus to support the economy.

  • At least six months between end of QE and rate rise: Fed's Evans

    At least six months between end of QE and rate rise: Fed's Evans

    The Fed has kept rates near zero since the depths of the recession in late 2008, and has bought some $3 trillion in bonds to help lower US borrowing costs. It has reduced its bond-buying and expects to wind it down by the fall.

  • IMF sees rich nations propelling global growth, but risks linger

    IMF sees rich nations propelling global growth, but risks linger

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

  • ECB wrestles with "danger zone" inflation

    ECB wrestles with 'danger zone' inflation

    Economists will be trying to assess its impact from the March purchasing manager index, February factory output and housing starts on Monday, with slowing growth as late demand ahead of the tax hike has peaked.

  • Japan posts 20th straight monthly trade deficit

    Japan posts 20th straight monthly trade deficit

    Resource-poor Japan relies heavily on imported oil and natural gas. Those costs have surged following the March 2011 nuclear crisis in Fukushima, which has led to all 48 of the nation's working reactors going off line.

  • Japan current account deficit widens to record, Q4 growth slows

    Japan current account deficit widens to record, Q4 growth slows

    The current account deficit widened to a record 1.589 trillion yen, more than the median estimate for a 1.4 trillion yen deficit in an ominous sign that shipments could continue to lag due to weak demand from Asia.

  • Tokyo stocks open 0.34% lower

    Tokyo stocks open 0.34% lower

    Ten minutes before the opening bell, the government said Japan's economy grew 0.2 per cent in the quarter to December and 1.5 per cent in 2013, slightly revised down from earlier data.

  • Japan to set bitcoin rules, stop banks and brokerages from handling

    Japan to set bitcoin rules, stop banks and brokerages from handling

    Japan will this week clarify the legal handling of bitcoin, people familiar with the matter said, the first sign that the government is taking action on regulating the virtual currency after the collapse last week of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the wor...

  • Japan considers bitcoin tax after Mt. Gox failure: report

    Japan considers bitcoin tax after Mt. Gox failure: report

    Japan is looking at ways to tax Bitcoin transactions, a report said today, in the wake of the spectacular failure of the Tokyo-based MtGox exchange after a half-billion-dollar theft.

  • Mt. Gox collapse could ultimately help bitcoin: New York banking regulator

    Mt. Gox collapse could ultimately help bitcoin: New York banking regulator

    Japan's government, however, said it was still trying to figure out how the Tokyo-based company, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, could lose nearly half a billion dollars' worth of the virtual currency in a short period, and whether crime w...

  • Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy, hit with lawsuit

    Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy, hit with lawsuit

    Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the virtual coins due to hacking into its faulty computer system.

  • India ready to pay $1.5 billion to Iran: Oil Secretary

    India ready to pay $1.5 billion to Iran: Oil Secretary

    In a November 24 deal with six major powers, Iran won access to $4.2 billion in oil revenue from a number of countries that has been frozen abroad. The funds will be paid in eight transfers on a schedule that started with a $550 million payment by Ja...

  • Japan posts record trade deficit, sluggish exports dim outlook

    Japan posts record trade deficit, sluggish exports dim outlook

    The data followed on the heels of a survey showing manufacturers' sentiment worsened in January, underscoring the stiff challenges for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to spark sustainable growth over the long run.

  • World shares get Japanese boost, yen lags

    World shares get Japanese boost, yen lags

    Sharp gains in Tokyo pulled global stocks higher on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan pumped more stimulus into the economy, hitting the yen, while caution before German data kept European share markets just below recent highs.

  • Japan's economy grows at slower pace, raise stakes for Abenomics

    Japan's economy grows at slower pace, raise stakes for Abenomics

    The data showing disappointing private consumption, business investment and shipments came as the Bank of Japan met to review its ultra-easy policy, with markets widely expecting the central bank to hold firm to the current pace of bond-buying stimul...

  • Asia stocks supported; Nikkei hit by yen and data

    Asia stocks supported; Nikkei hit by yen and data

    The Nikkei slipped 0.4 per cent as the US dollar a third of a yen to 101.47. A stronger yen is viewed as negative for Japanese exports and corporate profits, and often prompts knee-jerk selling in shares.

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