Eye on the Japanese economy
Dec 16, 2009
Eye on Japanese economy
Dec 14, 2009
Thomson Reuters | Monday February 16, 2015
Data from Japan showed the economy emerged from recession in the final quarter of last year, though growth of 0.6 per cent was short of market forecasts.
Agebce France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
The quarterly reading came in below the median forecast of 0.9 per cent growth in a survey by the Nikkei economic daily.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
Oil sank to its lowest in over five years on Monday, with the industrial bellwether copper not far behind. The rout spread to gold and silver while the US dollar cleared seven-year peaks on the Japanese yen.
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 3, 2014
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.
Friday October 31, 2014
Data earlier on Friday showed Japan's inflation slowed for a second straight month in September and is just half the BOJ's target of 2 per cent, while job growth showed signs of peaking, in a reminder of the challenges the central bank faces in its q...
Tuesday October 28, 2014
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has pledged an investment of $10 billion (Rs 61,000 crore) in India's IT, communications and e-commerce sector, including $627 million (Rs 3,825 crore) in Indian online retailer Snapdeal.
World News | Reuters | Sunday October 19, 2014
In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's new trade and industry minister will resign as soon as Sunday over allegations that groups backing her misused political funds, Japanese media said.
Tuesday October 14, 2014
Japan's Nikkei share average fell 1.5 per cent, hitting levels last seen in mid-August, while the 10-year US debt yield hit a 16-month low of 2.238 per cent following a market holiday on Monday.
Tuesday September 30, 2014
Annual household spending in Japan fell for a fifth straight month in August and factory output unexpectedly declined, highlighting the challenges policymakers face to revive an economy reeling under the strain of a sales tax hike.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 7, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into reality.
World News | Reuters | Thursday September 4, 2014
Japanese First Lady Akie Abe - often called the "domestic opposition" for her penchant to speak out - said on Thursday the country should consider cutting wasteful spending and boosting the economy before going ahead with a rise in the sales tax to 1...
Wednesday September 3, 2014
Observing that new opportunities have emerged for business in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday urged Japanese companies to seize this opportunity and invest in India.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday September 3, 2014
Japan's prime minister picked a record-matching five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.
Tuesday September 2, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan will induce Japanese companies to invest more in India and bilateral trade is likely to swell to $50 billion by 2019-2020, according to PHD Chamber of Commerce.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 2, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday in a bid to re-energise his economic and security agenda after once stellar approval ratings began to wane.