Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Japan's factory output contracted a worse-than-expected 0.6 percent on-month in July, official data showed on Monday, owing to lackluster demand at home and as a slowdown in China weighs on exports.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging economies like Japan's.
Popular Japanese messaging app Line said Friday it was still considering plans for an initial public offering, after a report said it had shelved the sale for a second year in a row.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Japan's finance minister on Tuesday warned over the yen's rapid rise after the U.S. dollar plunged to a seven-month low against the unit on fears over China's economy and global growth.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Japan's finance minister, Taro Aso, said Friday that recent moves by China to allow its currency to depreciate are a concern and could pose problems for Tokyo.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Japan's trade deficit widened to its largest level in five months in July, as exports slowed thanks to faltering demand in mainland China and other key markets, and imports fell by less than forecast.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Japan's economy contracted last quarter, official data showed Monday, boosting speculation the central bank will be forced to unleash more stimulus as Tokyo's "Abenomics" growth blitz stumbles.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The U.S. dollar rose Friday as traders focused on key U.S. jobs data later in the day, with an upbeat report likely to boost hopes for a September interest rate hike.
Friday, August 7, 2015
The U.S. dollar was near a two-month high against the yen on Thursday as traders increasingly bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates as early as September.
Monday, August 3, 2015
The Japenese economy ministry is trying to help shopping streets in local cities open one-stop "tax-free" counters to stimulate their business by attracting shopping-minded foreign tourists to their stores.