Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A 14-year-old currency swap accord between Japan and South Korea will not be renewed when it expires later this month, the Bank of Korea said Monday, amid soured bilateral ties.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Japan and the U.S. are moving closer to reaching agreement on market opening measures needed to conclude a Pacific Rim trade pact, a top U.S. envoy said Friday, urging Japanese business leaders to help bridge the last, difficult disagreements.
Monday, February 9, 2015
A series of food scares involving the Japan unit of McDonald's Corp. has cut into its earnings, prompting the fast food giant to seek ways to regain the confidence of its customers.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a US$2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast.
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."