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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday held off fresh monetary easing measures but said it would tweak a loans scheme to stimulate borrowing, a move that sent Tokyo shares surging.
Japan's Abe faces challenge to broaden recovery
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has ticked off the easy items on his to-do list for economic revival.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Japan's economy slowed to a crawl in the last quarter of 2013, data showed Monday, exacerbating fears that an April sales tax rise will derail Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to stoke growth after almost two decades of deflation.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Japan growth short of forecasts in Oct-Dec quarter
Japan's economy grew slower-than-forecast in the last quarter of 2013, clouding the outlook for recovery ahead of a sales tax hike in April.
Japan's unions have started demanding wage hikes from cash-rich firms as annual pay talks get under way, setting up a rare showdown after years of drama-free labor relations.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Nikkei stock index plunges 4.18 percent
Tokyo stocks plunged 4.18 percent Tuesday after weak U.S. manufacturing data sent Wall Street and the dollar tumbling, with the headline index shedding 14 percent in a month after a huge rally last year.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Japan 's biggest bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said Monday its nine-month net profit soared more than 47 percent to US$7.7 billion as the country's lenders cashed in on a soaring stock market.
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.
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