Thursday, August 21, 2014
Japan's trade deficit for July narrowed 6.6 percent from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, with exports picking up on rising demand for cars and machinery.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Japan's economy suffered its biggest quarterly contraction since the 2011 quake and tsunami as a sales tax rise slammed the brakes on growth, data showed Wednesday, throwing into question plans for another increase next year.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday warned the country's export and factory output picture was worsening but it held fire on launching more stimulus, saying the world's number three economy was still on a path to recovery.
Japan posted its first current account deficit in five months in June as growing imports of fossil fuels inflated the country's trade shortfall, government data showed Friday.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Japan's factory output in June logged its sharpest fall since the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster, hit largely by drops in cars and industrial machine production, official data showed Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Japan's job market is tightening despite a rise in the unemployment rate, official data showed Tuesday, as consumer spending recovers from April's sales tax hike.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Though employees of many small and medium-size companies will benefit from this year's shunto spring labor-management wage negotiations, challenges have already surfaced for next year's shunto negotiations. This is mainly because of the tough decisions smaller firms had to make this time around.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Japanese inflation eased in June due to the slowing impact on prices from a sales tax hike and surging imports, official data showed Friday, figures that are likely to stoke renewed questions about Tokyo's war on deflation.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record in the first half of the year as exports fell further in June, data showed Thursday, ramping up pressure on the central bank to unveil fresh measures to boost the economy.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence.