Thursday, March 19, 2015
Japan's trade deficit nearly halved year-on-year in February as lower oil prices helped reduce the cost of imports, official data showed Wednesday, with analysts saying Tokyo could achieve a surplus soon.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Japan's economy escaped recession last quarter but grew less than first estimated as demand and wages remained weak, the government said Monday.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A senior Japanese trade negotiator says a deal with the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a boost to consumer spending.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Japan Post flexed its muscles with a US$5.07 billion takeover bid for Australia's Toll Holdings Wednesday in a move set to bolster its appeal ahead of what could be one of the world's biggest IPOs later this year.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A 14-year-old currency swap accord between Japan and South Korea will not be renewed when it expires later this month, the Bank of Korea said Monday, amid soured bilateral ties.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Japan and the U.S. are moving closer to reaching agreement on market opening measures needed to conclude a Pacific Rim trade pact, a top U.S. envoy said Friday, urging Japanese business leaders to help bridge the last, difficult disagreements.
Monday, February 9, 2015
A series of food scares involving the Japan unit of McDonald's Corp. has cut into its earnings, prompting the fast food giant to seek ways to regain the confidence of its customers.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a US$2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast.