Monday, December 30, 2013
Japan's most influential business lobby has agreed to raise workers' base pay for the first time in six years as the economy gains momentum and corporate earnings improve, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Millions of voters in Tokyo will elect their new governor in February, the mega-city said Wednesday, after the resignation of the previous incumbent over a money scandal.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Japan approved its biggest ever budget Tuesday, as an improving economy and a sales tax hike made room for more defense spending and the first step towards achieving a balanced budget.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Friday held off announcing any fresh measures to stimulate the economy, offering the upbeat view that it was “recovering moderately” while efforts to stoke inflation were taking hold.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Japan's trade deficit has ballooned 35 percent from a year ago as fuel imports have soared following the 2011 nuclear catastrophe.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Japanese business confidence has soared to a six-year high, the country's central bank said Monday, underscoring growing optimism among major companies despite a slowdown in the world's third-largest economy.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Japan's Cabinet approved billions of dollars of stimulus spending in a supplementary budget meant to perk up a faltering economic recovery and cushion the impact of a sales tax hike next April.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Japan's economic growth slowed markedly in July-September, revised data showed Monday, highlighting the challenges facing Tokyo's bid to fire up the world's third-largest economy.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Tokyo approved a spending package worth almost US$54 billion on Thursday in a bid to offset a tax hike that comes into effect next year and which critics fear will derail Japan's economic recovery.1 Comment
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Japanese firms, buoyed by government stimulus and growing profits, will usher in their biggest annual capital spending increase since the 2008 global financial crisis, a survey showed Monday.