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Sunday, February 2, 2014
Nearly 70 percent of listed Japanese companies are likely to post sales and profit growth this business year, a sign they are gaining traction after years of deflation, a report said Saturday.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Japanese consumer prices saw their first annual rise for five years in 2013, but the jump was largely driven by soaring energy import bills, dampening hopes that Tokyo is winning its war on stubborn deflation.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Japan and Australia are moving closer to signing a free trade agreement, officials said Tuesday amid reports the deal will be inked within months. If realized, the deal would cement a relationship worth around US$58 billion annually in two-way trade, and bolster ties at a time when many in the region are nervously eyeing the rise of China and its growing economic power.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Japanese trade deficit hit record high in 2013
Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record US$112 billion in 2013, official data showed Monday, as the benefits of a cheap yen for the export-driven economy were diluted by soaring post-Fukushima energy bills.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Wednesday said its monetary easing blitz was winning the war on deflation as it held off announcing any fresh measures to stimulate the economy.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Japan's factory output in November was weaker than first reported with industrial production turning down 0.1 percent, according to revised data Monday, in the latest sign of slowing growth.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
A Japanese government report Friday said the economy was “recovering,” its first use of the word since the 2008 global financial crisis, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe works to revive years of tepid growth.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Japan's current account deficit in November tripled year-on-year to a record US$5.7 billion as a weak yen pushed up the country's post-Fukushima energy bills, official data showed Tuesday.
Japanese engineering giant JGC Corp. said Tuesday it has won a contract to help build a Canadian liquefied natural gas plant in a deal reportedly worth US$9.4 billion.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Ford Fiesta back in Japan despite past failures
Ford's Fiesta compact is back in Japan despite failing a decade ago in a market dominated by Toyota and other powerful local brands that specialize in small cars.
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