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  1. Japan staring into the abyss

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Now it is at least semi-official: Japan's economy is on the skids. A report just released by a think tank that is part of the Nippon Keidanren, the country's most ... as the world's fourth biggest economy. If Japan does not take remedial measures, it will drop to ninth place in the world, behind France and barely ahead of Indonesia. The reasons why Japan ...

  2. Bolster, don't bash, Japan's economy

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... Christopher Johnson Europeans who seek measures against the weakness of the yen should broaden their view of chronic problems in Japan- to avoid punishing Japanese consumers and stalling ... that this decline would be discussed at a Group of Seven meeting between central bankers and finance ministers in Essen, Germany, at the weekend. But shoppers in Japan- where increased domestic consumer ...

  3. Economy's lull a time for reform

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economy between investment and private consumption, which accounts for little more than a third of output. A big increase in such investment to combat the global financial crisis has left the economy burdened with projects of dubious economic value, excess capacity in the state sector and an incipient debt crisis at the local government level. Another round of it, even on a much ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Slack demand hits Japan's exports for third month

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Central bank ends minimum return on bond purchases in move to stimulate economy Bank of Japan drops debt target Japan's exports fell for a third month in the year to August while manufacturing sentiment hit its lowest since February- more evidence that slackening global demand is taking its toll on the export-reliant economy. Exports fell 5.8 per cent last ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Fears of a lull as economic growth wanes in Japan

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    .... Fears of a lull as Japan's growth wanes Japan's economy expanded just 0.3 per cent in April-June, half the pace expected, fuelling concerns growth will continue to flag as a rebound ... that policymakers will take action to lift their economies. The United States, Japan and China have all reported weaker growth in the April-June quarter compared with their previous-quarter figures. ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Weighed down

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Weighed down Japan's economy expanded at only 0.3 per cent in the second quarter- half the forecast pace- and as Europe's debt woes cause further weakening in exports, the stage could be set for more monetary easing. Photo: Reuters ...

  7. The Coach driver's exciting journey

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong, Macau and Taiwan. 'We believe China will surpass Japan as our No2 market within the next few years. We're looking forward to that as a milestone,' said Frankfort, who has ... operations in Japan and Singapore. To mark its 70th anniversary, Coach plans to have 100 or more stores on the mainland by the end of this year. It also expects to generate revenue of at least US$300 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong as a knowledge-based economy?

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by ALAN LUNG

    ... Alan Lung Alan Lung says people everywhere- except in Hong Kong- recognise our ability and unique position to develop a thriving knowledge-based economy Matter of fact The story ought ... competitive territory in the world; China ranks 29th. Along with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, Hong Kong is among the five countries or territories in Asia at stage three of economic ...

  9. Emerging economies move in on the big boys

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Singapore in the same month. Moscow no doubt sees the forum as an opportunity to attract investors from the Asia-Pacific economies, especially from China, South Korea and Japan. It also appears ... Donald Gasper Things are changing in the world. BRICS member states are exerting growing influence on most major global issues, including recovery of the world economy in the post-crisis ...

  10. China trade the focus in Japan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a clear sign that Japanese investments on the mainland are about to soar, more than a third of a white paper on international trade issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ... 1,712 Japanese firms operating on the mainland, up from only 150 in 1990. That year, Japanese firms with operations on the mainland made up only about 5 per cent of Japan's business ...




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