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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
SoftBank said Tuesday it would invest US$627 million in Snapdeal, becoming the largest shareholder in India's leading online marketplace as the Japanese mobile carrier strengthens its presence in the fast-growing market.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Japanese government will mandate that in exchange for obtaining invention patent rights, companies should offer rewards to employees for their inventions, including financial incentives and promotions.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Japan's factory output saw a surprise drop and household spending kept falling in August, data showed Tuesday, fanning fears about the impact of April's sales tax rise on the economy.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Japan on Friday downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo's April sales tax hike.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Electronic money is being used more and more often since the consumption tax hike in April, as consumers seek to reduce the amount of small coins in their wallets and take advantage of point services.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Japan's economy shrank more than estimated in April-June, revised data showed Monday, piling pressure on the government to delay another sales tax hike, while the central bank faces calls to expand its stimulus.
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.