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  • Japan Business Confidence Down in December Quarter: BoJ

    Japan Business Confidence Down in December Quarter: BoJ

    The Bank of Japan's closely watched Tankan survey showed confidence among large manufacturers stood at plus 12 against plus 13 in the September survey.

  • Shinzo Abe Re-Elected Despite Low Turnout in Japan Polls

    Shinzo Abe Re-Elected Despite Low Turnout in Japan Polls

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election on Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.

  • Japan's Weak Opposition Makes Shinzo Abe Default Choice

    Japan's Weak Opposition Makes Shinzo Abe Default Choice

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on a landslide victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday that will likely return his ruling coalition to power with an even bigger majority, empowering him to pursue an ambitious agenda of political and econom...

  • Wall Street Flat After Japan, China Data; Biotech Stocks Up

    Wall Street Flat After Japan, China Data; Biotech Stocks Up

    US stocks were little changed on Monday, as investors weighed the strength of the US economy against global growth concerns following soft data out of China and Japan, while biotech stocks rose on merger activity.

  • Scarecrows Outnumber People in Dying Japan Town

    Scarecrows Outnumber People in Dying Japan Town

    Even more than its fading status as an export superpower, Japan's dwindling population may be its biggest challenge.

  • Japan New Data Shows GDP Fell 1.9% in July-September

    Japan New Data Shows GDP Fell 1.9% in July-September

    Data for both business and public spending were worse than anticipated. Most economists had forecast an upward revision of earlier figures showing a 1.6 per cent contraction.

  • Prime Minister's Visits Boost India's Perception as Investment Destination: Assocham

    Prime Minister's Visits Boost India's Perception as Investment Destination: Assocham

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits to countries like the US, Australia and Japan have contributed significantly in building India's perception as a promising and stable investment destination among global investors, a survey has found.

  • Easy Victory Predicted for Shinzo Abe In Japan Vote: Polls

    Easy Victory Predicted for Shinzo Abe In Japan Vote: Polls

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party is on course for a landslide win in the December 14 General Election, opinion polls published today showed.

  • Moody's Downgrades Japan's Sovereign Debt Rating

    Moody's Downgrades Japan's Sovereign Debt Rating

    Moody's said that while Abe's decision to delay next year's scheduled tax hike could support the economy in the short term, it had made it more challenging for Japan to achieve its target of balancing its budget by 2020.

  • Shinzo Abe's Party Takes Lead in Polls Ahead of Japan Election

    Shinzo Abe's Party Takes Lead in Polls Ahead of Japan Election

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz.

  • Japan Lower House Dissolved Ahead of Election

    Japan Lower House Dissolved Ahead of Election

    The lower chamber of Japan's parliament was dissolved on Friday in readiness for a general election as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to consolidate his grip on power.

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe Seeks to Validate Policies Through Early Polls

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe Seeks to Validate Policies Through Early Polls

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession.

  • Japan's Abe Tells Party to Delay Tax Hike, Call Snap Poll: Report

    Japan's Abe Tells Party to Delay Tax Hike, Call Snap Poll: Report

    The world's third-biggest economy unexpectedly shrank for a second consecutive quarter, data showed on Monday, a sign the pain from an initial rise in the sales tax to 8 per cent from 5 percent in April was lasting longer than expected.

  • World Stocks Fall, Oil Dips as Japan Slips into Recession

    World Stocks Fall, Oil Dips as Japan Slips into Recession

    European shares opened lower, following Tokyo's Nikkei index which lost 3 per cent, its biggest one-day drop since August on news that the world's third-largest economy unexpectedly shrank by an annualised 1.6 per cent in the third quarter.

  • Japan Slips Into Surprise Recession, Paves Way For Tax Delay, Snap Poll

    Japan Slips Into Surprise Recession, Paves Way For Tax Delay, Snap Poll

    Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and call a snap election halfway through his term in office.

  • Citi Sees Conducive Clime for up to 1% Rate Cut by RBI in FY16

    Citi Sees Conducive Clime for up to 1% Rate Cut by RBI in FY16

    After two years of sub-5 per cent growth and double digit inflation, India's growth inflation dynamics have improved with easing in prices faster than expected, leading to expectations of an up to 100 bps, or 1 per cent, cut in interest rates next fi...

  • IMF, US Encourage ECB, Japan Monetary Stimulus

    IMF, US Encourage ECB, Japan Monetary Stimulus

    Calling the world economy "fragile, brittle and fragmented", IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told a conference of central bankers in Paris it was "perfectly legitimate and appropriate" for the ECB and the BoJ to take unconventional steps to c...

  • Rupee Ends Little Changed at 61.40 Against Dollar

    Rupee Ends Little Changed at 61.40 Against Dollar

    The rupee ducked the fall in Asian currencies to end little-changed on Monday, as continued foreign fund flows offset nervousness about a weakening Chinese economy and the dollar's strength after the Bank of Japan's stimulus announcement.

  • Cheaper Tomorrow? Bank of Japan Battles Entrenched 'Deflation Mindset'

    Cheaper Tomorrow? Bank of Japan Battles Entrenched 'Deflation Mindset'

    On Friday, doubled down on a high-stakes bet that the central bank can shake Japan's consumers from a defensive set of expectations hardened by a decade and a half of falling prices, lower incomes and stop-and-go growth.

  • Strong Dollar Squeezes Commodities, Bank of Japan Puts ECB in a Bind

    Strong Dollar Squeezes Commodities, Bank of Japan Puts ECB in a Bind

    Disappointing surveys out of China's manufacturing and services sectors highlighted the relative health of the US economy, and piled pressure on other countries to ease monetary policy yet further.

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