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  1. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan maintains upbeat position amid recession woes

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:13am by Reuters

    ... and other conditions," Kuroda said. "In general terms, it's important for Japan as a nation to maintain market trust in its finances. "The government has laid out a medium-term ... consecutive quarter of contraction will almost certainly force the Bank of Japan to cut its forecast of a 0.5 per cent economic expansion for this financial year at a quarterly review of long-term ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... further, governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, adding that the Japanese government bond market is a "huge" one among various financial assets the central bank can tap. "There are many ... quarter since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The data followed a slump in August factory output and other soft indicators including exports and household spending, complicating ...

  3. Property - International - JAPAN

    Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower for 74b yen

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... by Lehman Brothers, the investment bank whose failure triggered the global financial crisis. When the market collapsed in 2008, investors could not make payments on the loans and the building's ... that allow lenders to recoup losses from a bust that followed the global financial crisis. The Osaka-based homebuilder has agreed to buy the 20-storey, 41-year-old Kokusai Akasaka Building ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months, but slowing growth looms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo While exports have risen due to gains in sales, slowing growth in key markets is adding pressure on Japan to roll out fresh stimulus Japan exports and sales pick up ... the world's third-biggest economy and keep pressure for fresh stimulus. In particular, cooling growth in China and an economic chill in Europe- two key markets for Japanese exporters- are adding ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Chinese fakes hit Japan's luxury diaper market

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:26am by Julian Ryall

    ... with companies in Tokyo calling on local authorities to act. The booming Chinese market is proving a lucrative one for Japanese firms such as Daio Paper, which makes the hugely popular Goo.n line ... 155 and 185 yuan (HK$234). That figure is double the price in Japan, underlining the importance of the Chinese market to Japanese firms. It is only when the diapers are put to the test ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan hosts IMF summit 50 years after economic miracle

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 11:31am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... saw the economy take up second spot globally behind the United States in 1968. That lasted until the late 1980s when a financial and property market bubble burst, prompting Japanese firms ... and Panasonic, which powered its export boom, have been battered by losses amid ferocious global competition. The global financial crisis, an export-crippling strong yen and last year’s quake-tsunami ...

  7. Property - International - JAPAN

    Demand for office space in Tokyo bounces back as confidence grows

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... highest closing level since October 1. Tokyo's office market is improving amid a return of confidence among Japan's large businesses as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe introduces extra stimulus to boost the economy ahead of a sales-tax increase due in April. The Bank of Japan has pumped US$404 billion into the financial system since April, pushing down the value of the yen ...

  8. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Kuroda begins 'fast and furious' easing

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 01:41pm by Bloomberg

    ... phase of monetary easing". Wall Street edged higher as robust action by the Bank of Japan and supportive remarks by US officials indicated that equity markets would continue to be propped ... the largest one-day decline since October 2011. Yields on 10-year Japanese bonds hit a low of 0.425 per cent. The Bank of Japan said it changed the target for money-market operations from ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Sale of North Korean 'embassy' in Tokyo delayed over money-laundering claim

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 11:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and I'm sure the decision to pay more than the market value is a case of a dictator's whim," he said. The minimum price for bidders for the property was set at 2.13 billion yen (HK$168 ... no answers would be asked and the real purchaser could remain anonymous," he said. That was always likely to be a vain hope, given the interest in the property, which was put on the market ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese salarymen see pocket money shrink under Abenomics

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... husband's monthly allowance slumped to the lowest level since 1982 at the start of the country's financial year as workers awaited the dividends promised by Abenomics. Salarymen's spending ... gains in the stock market. Household assets climbed even as salaries have dropped, rising 4.7 per cent to ¥1,207 trillion in the first three months of this year, the highest since 2007, before ...




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