Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday struck a more upbeat view of the world's number three economy, saying exports were showing signs of picking up while factory output has started to “bottom out.”
Monday, December 15, 2014
Confidence among major Japanese manufacturers edged down in the three months to December, a quarterly central bank survey showed Monday, underscoring the lacklustre state of the world's third largest economy.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Policymakers were sharply divided over expanding the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) huge monetary easing plan last month, with opponents warning that the risks far outweighed any benefits, minutes from the meeting showed Tuesday.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Japan's trade deficit narrowed by more than a third year-on-year in October, helped by higher exports and lower oil prices, official data showed Thursday.
The drop in oil prices helped trim Japan's trade deficit in October, as exports of cars, ships and steel picked up pace.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for a range of U.S. companies and industries that count on the country for sales.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Wednesday kept its upbeat economic view despite data showing the country had slipped into recession, which prompted Premier Shinzo Abe to delay a scheduled tax hike and call a snap election.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Japan's economy sank into recession in the third quarter, figures showed Monday, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax rise and call a snap election to fend off party rivals.
Japan's Toray Industries said Monday it has agreed to supply carbon fiber materials for Boeing's new 777X jet and the Dreamliner in a 10-year deal worth more than one trillion yen (US$8.6 billion).
Monday, November 17, 2014
Japan's economy sank into recession in the third quarter, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax hike and call snap elections to reinvigorate his power against party rivals, analysts said Monday.