World News | Associated Press | Monday January 19, 2015
The leaders of Israel and Japan have called for greater bilateral economic cooperation during a meeting in Jerusalem.
Sunday January 18, 2015
After a head-spinning bout of volatility, the week starting January 19 will be dominated by one question: Will the European Central Bank (ECB) take the ultimate policy leap or pull its punches?
Wednesday January 7, 2015
He said that the US economy is the strongest one in the world while all other countries like Japan, China, Brazil and South Africa are facing challenges.
Tuesday December 30, 2014
China is slowing as it transitions from investment to consumption. Japan has slid into a recession. Russia appears headed for one. Europe is barely growing.
Monday December 29, 2014
The Financial Services Agency is concerned that with 10-year Japanese government bond yields near a record low around 0.3 per cent, regional lenders could see a decline in earnings as the gap between what they pay for deposits and what they collect o...
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 27, 2014
Japan's Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.
Friday December 26, 2014
Factory output unexpectedly fell and real wages marked the steepest drop in five years, underscoring the fragility of the recovery and dealing a blow to Premier Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies aimed at pulling the economy out of stagnation.
Monday December 15, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 14, 2014
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.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 13, 2014
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...
Monday December 8, 2014
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.
World News | Associated Press | Monday December 8, 2014
Even more than its fading status as an export superpower, Japan's dwindling population may be its biggest challenge.
Monday December 8, 2014
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.
Sunday December 7, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 4, 2014
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.
Monday December 1, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 24, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 21, 2014
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.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday November 18, 2014
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.
Tuesday November 18, 2014
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.
Monday November 17, 2014
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.
Monday November 17, 2014
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.
Monday November 10, 2014
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...
Saturday November 8, 2014
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...