Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Japanese business confidence has sagged since consumers were hit with higher prices after an April sales tax hike, suffering the first deterioration in six quarters, a Bank of Japan (BOJ) report showed Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Mixed economic data for May suggests Japan's economy is continuing to slow after a sales tax increase at the beginning of the second quarter.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Inflation hit a three-decade high and unemployment dipped further in Japan, data showed Friday, as the government's bid to jumpstart the economy takes hold, but analysts warned it was too early for celebrations.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced Tuesday an outline of his long-awaited growth strategy, a slew of reforms meant to revitalize the economy and restore its global competitiveness.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Japan's trade deficit narrowed in May as imports turned down for the first time in a year and a half, data showed Wednesday, but weaker shipments abroad helped keep the trade balance in the red.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Japan's government is readying to unfetter its huge public pension fund, freeing managers to dump low-yield sovereign bonds and go in search of higher, but riskier returns, in a move that could see cash flood global markets.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Tokyo said Friday it was slashing Japan's corporate tax rate, one of the world's highest, as the country's top central banker called for speedier reforms to unshackle an economy long mired in red tape.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The operator of cheap chic clothing brand Uniqlo, whose affordable garments have come to symbolize deflation-plagued Japan, said Tuesday it will hike its prices, blaming a weaker yen.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Japan's economic growth in the first three months of 2014 hit its fastest pace in more than two years, data showed Monday, while analysts said a pick-up in consumer confidence indicated sentiment was improving despite the impact of a sales tax hike.
Monday, June 9, 2014
With a hopeful eye on the approaching World Cup, Japan's embattled TV makers are hoping the key to their rescue can be found on the second floor of Bic Camera's downtown Tokyo outlet.