Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Japan's economy sank into recession in the third quarter, figures showed Monday, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax rise and call a snap election to fend off party rivals.
Japan's Toray Industries said Monday it has agreed to supply carbon fiber materials for Boeing's new 777X jet and the Dreamliner in a 10-year deal worth more than one trillion yen (US$8.6 billion).
Monday, November 17, 2014
Japan's economy sank into recession in the third quarter, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax hike and call snap elections to reinvigorate his power against party rivals, analysts said Monday.
A set of economic data due in Japan on Monday look likely to determine the fate of “Abenomics,” with anticipation a poor showing from third quarter GDP figures will prompt a general election.
Taiwan is hoping to reach an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with Japan through a “building-block” process, according to Shen Ssu-tsun, Taiwan's representative to Japan.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Japanese auto parts maker Takata said Friday that U.S. justice authorities have opened a criminal investigation into its exploding airbags, which have been linked to at least five driver deaths.
Japan's top three banks have posted lackluster half-year profit figures as the impact of last year's stock market surge faded and they struggle to boost lending at home.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Japan posted a current account surplus for the third consecutive month in September as a weaker yen helped boost repatriated returns on foreign investment, official data showed Tuesday.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Bank of Japan's (BOJ) surprise move to inflate its already huge stimulus program exposes the cracks in Tokyo's plan to conquer deflation and boost growth, economists say, but it may give the government room to hike sales taxes again.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Japan's September factory production posted its biggest rise in eight months, official data showed Wednesday, but the news failed to dispel doubts about the strength of the wider economy following a recent string of weak figures.