Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record US$109 billion in 2014, data showed Monday, mostly because of huge post-Fukushima energy bills, but analysts said a recent drop in oil prices would shrink the yawning gap.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Wednesday slashed its inflation outlook as plunging oil prices dent efforts to slay deflation, but policymakers boosted their growth forecasts and said the economy was rebounding.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The yen lost its early gains on Tuesday after a short-lived rally driven by concerns over tumbling oil prices.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Japan Post on Friday confirmed a long-awaited plan to list its shares in Tokyo with the government-owned firm set for what could be one of the world's biggest share sales.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday struck a more upbeat view of the world's number three economy, saying exports were showing signs of picking up while factory output has started to “bottom out.”
Monday, December 15, 2014
Confidence among major Japanese manufacturers edged down in the three months to December, a quarterly central bank survey showed Monday, underscoring the lacklustre state of the world's third largest economy.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Policymakers were sharply divided over expanding the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) huge monetary easing plan last month, with opponents warning that the risks far outweighed any benefits, minutes from the meeting showed Tuesday.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Japan's trade deficit narrowed by more than a third year-on-year in October, helped by higher exports and lower oil prices, official data showed Thursday.
The drop in oil prices helped trim Japan's trade deficit in October, as exports of cars, ships and steel picked up pace.