Saturday, October 26, 2013
Japan's consumer prices rose in September for the fourth straight month, boosted mainly by higher energy costs, in the latest set of data showing fitful progress toward revitalizing the economy.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Japan's trade deficit in September surged 64.1 percent from a year earlier, extending its string of shortfalls to a record 15th consecutive month.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The Bank of Japan is likely to extend three special loan facilities that have provided more than US$81 billion in lending over the past three years to try to nudge Japan's risk-averse banks to create more credit, sources said.
Foreign investment in China rose 6.2 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013, the government said Thursday.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Michael Jackson's estate is suing a man and three companies in Japan, alleging they are using the name and likeness of the late pop star on key chains, mugs and other products without permission.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The head of Japan's Mizuho Financial Group on Tuesday admitted top managers were aware of loans to gangsters three years ago, in an embarrassing about-face for the company.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Cashmere sweaters at Uniqlo. Gourmet coffee and ice cream at 7-Eleven. These incongruously premium offerings by two of Japan's biggest retailers are part of a strategy to lift profit margins by enticing thrifty shoppers to splurge on little luxuries.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday held off fresh monetary easing measures, but its chief said he was ready to act if the economy took a hit from a sales tax hike or U.S. debt default.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Japanese camera giant Olympus said Friday it has agreed to pay US$2.6 million to settle a U.S. investor lawsuit stemming from a huge accounting scandal that hammered its shares.
Japan's financial watchdog on Friday ordered one of the country's biggest banks to stop lending money to gangsters, saying it has made little progress in tackling the problem.