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  1. Business - Economy

    Bank of Japan stays upbeat on economy

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Central bank chief says country recovering moderately after pain from sales tax increase Bank of Japan stays upbeat on economy Most Japanese regional economies continue to recover as the pain from a sales tax increase in April starts to ease, the Bank of Japan said in a quarterly report, maintaining its optimism on the outlook despite growing signs growth may ...


    Arafat’s remains said to be exhumed on Tuesday

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 08:39pm by Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank

    ... Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian ... tomb in Arafat’s former government headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority, the self-rule government in the West Bank, had hesitated before agreeing to exhume ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor pledges to prolong stimulus

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo BOJ chief pledges to prolong stimulus Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed his resolve to maintain massive stimulus for a prolonged period yesterday ... "If the currency moves reflect economic and financial fundamentals, they should be positive, not negative, for the economy," he said yesterday. As widely expected, the Bank of Japan ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Japan banks on Just A Way to end 45-year quest to win Arc

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:50am

    ... not be in France unless he felt the horse had a genuine chance of ending Japan’s frustrating 45-year quest to win the Arc, which has seen their runners fill second spot on four occasions, including ... is a wily, experienced campaigner and has won Japan’s most prestigious turf race, the Japan Cup, twice with Admire Moon and Buena Vista in 2007 and 2011 respectively, only arrived in France on Monday ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Osaka Kuroda warns that sharp declines in the Japanese currency are hurting profits for domestic companies by raising import costs Bank of Japan governor calls for stable yen Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen ...

  6. News - Asia - WEALTH

    Fortunes rise the fastest for Japan's millionaires among Asia-Pacific rich

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by Bloomberg

    ... US$1 million, increased their wealth 24 per cent from a year earlier to US$5.5 trillion, according to a report by the Royal Bank of Canada and Cap Gemini. The number of millionaires in Japan rose 22 per cent to 2.3 million, it said. The country's benchmark Topix Index of stocks jumped 51 per cent last year on unprecedented monetary easing by the Bank of Japan as Abe rolled out ...

  7. Business - Economy - JAPAN

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

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

    ... to pressure on the Bank of Japan and the government to step up policy support as the economy struggles to recover from the pain of an April sales tax hike. A recent run of weak data including ... 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Hours after news that staff working for Japan's new industry minister had billed a sex club visit as a political expense, it is revealed he owns stock in power company Tepco Japan’s industry minister was under renewed pressure on Friday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang seeks access to secret Japanese bank account of Kim's half-brother

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by Julian Ryall

    ... included a list of orders as well as instructions on how Chongryon should operate in Japan. The sources added that Ho had been ordered to access a secret bank account in Japan that belongs to Kim ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Pyongyang targets secret account of Kim's half-brother The head of the group that represents North Korean residents of Japan has returned from Pyongyang ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

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

    ... as the Bank of Japan keeps ultra-loose monetary policy and the government stands ready to deploy fresh stimulus. A sales tax rise in April triggered the deepest economic slump in the April-June ... since early 2009, as the April tax rise dealt a heavy blow to consumer demand. The Bank of Japan on Tuesday stuck to its monetary stimulus and view that the economy is continuing to recover ...




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