Saturday, March 22, 2014
Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox says it has found 200,000 coins worth US$116 million in an old “digital wallet,” after it collapsed in February admitting it had lost half a billion dollars in a possible theft.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Japan on Thursday passed its biggest-ever budget, a US$937 billion spending package aimed at propping up growth as consumers brace for the country's first sales tax rise for over 15 years.
Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday marked his first year in the job, with critics giving a mixed report card on his unprecedented monetary easing program rippling through the world's number three economy.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Japan on Wednesday posted its 20th straight monthly trade deficit in February, but analysts welcomed the fact that the figure had narrowed from a record shortfall in January as export growth outpaced imports.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held off fresh monetary easing measures Tuesday, saying the economy was picking up, despite slowing growth in the last quarter of 2013 and fears that a looming tax hike will dent the recovery.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than initially thought in the last quarter of 2013, revised data showed Monday, underscoring concerns about the pace of recovery under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy blitz.
There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it should be “subject to taxation,” Japan's government said Friday, in a move that could pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Japan may slap regulations on Bitcoin including taxing transactions, a report said Wednesday, as the global digital currency suffered another alleged theft that cast doubt on its reliability.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Japan is looking at ways to tax Bitcoin transactions, a report said Tuesday, in the wake of the spectacular failure of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox exchange after a half-billion-dollar theft.