Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Though employees of many small and medium-size companies will benefit from this year's shunto spring labor-management wage negotiations, challenges have already surfaced for next year's shunto negotiations. This is mainly because of the tough decisions smaller firms had to make this time around.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Japanese inflation eased in June due to the slowing impact on prices from a sales tax hike and surging imports, official data showed Friday, figures that are likely to stoke renewed questions about Tokyo's war on deflation.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record in the first half of the year as exports fell further in June, data showed Thursday, ramping up pressure on the central bank to unveil fresh measures to boost the economy.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence.
Japan and Mongolia will sign a free-trade deal when their leaders hold talks in Tokyo later Tuesday, reports said, as Japan looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and huge natural resources.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Brazil plans to use Japanese technology in building a floating structure and ships for its huge offshore oil development project, media reports said Sunday.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Japanese business confidence has sagged since consumers were hit with higher prices after an April sales tax hike, suffering the first deterioration in six quarters, a Bank of Japan (BOJ) report showed Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Mixed economic data for May suggests Japan's economy is continuing to slow after a sales tax increase at the beginning of the second quarter.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Inflation hit a three-decade high and unemployment dipped further in Japan, data showed Friday, as the government's bid to jumpstart the economy takes hold, but analysts warned it was too early for celebrations.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced Tuesday an outline of his long-awaited growth strategy, a slew of reforms meant to revitalize the economy and restore its global competitiveness.