Eye on the Japanese economy
Dec 16, 2009
Eye on Japanese economy
Dec 14, 2009
Thomson Reuters | Thursday May 21, 2015
Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its ally Washington.
Thomson Reuters | Monday May 11, 2015
The move comes as Mr Son and SoftBank are battling to make their 2013 acquisition of US carrier Sprint Corp for more than $20 billion profitable. A sluggish Japanese economy, though, has forced the company to increasingly look overseas for growth.
Sunday May 3, 2015
Japanese auto maker Honda has questioned its erstwhile Indian partner Hero's claim of 102.5 klometres per litre fuel economy rate for Splendor iSmart motorbike, saying "such claims are misleading and are far from reality".
Thomson Reuters | Thursday April 30, 2015
Japanese industrial output fell 0.3 per cent in March adding to mounting evidence of an export-driven economy struggling to regain momentum amid slowing global growth.
Saturday March 28, 2015
Japanese investors remain "very positive" on India, saying there is a big opportunity for placing "significant" foreign direct investment (FDI) here if the country can sort out some of its tax issues, a top official of financial services major Nomura...
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.