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  1. News - China - ARMED FORCES

    PLA spending likely to slow as economy stalls, analysts say

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:17am by Minnie Chan

    ... Sea. Beijing and Taipei both claim the Diaoyu Islands. They are controlled by Japan, which calls them the Senkakus. Since becoming chief of the PLA in his capacity as chairman of the Central ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Strong labour market drives spending as Japan's consumers rush to beat rise in sales tax

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 11:36am by Reuters

    ... the economy around a top priority of his government. As part of the plan, the Bank of Japan radically expanded its quantitative easing in April to try to meet a goal of 2 per cent inflation in two ... Reuters in Tokyo Consumer spending in Japan jumped last month as shoppers front-loaded purchases before a sales tax increase next year, a boost to government efforts to spark demand ...

  3. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Casino operators to boost Japan's lacklustre loan sector

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by Ray Chan

    ... capital spending and raise salaries, which has been a drag on the economy's recovery. Given the sluggish economy, the Bank of Japan is likely to adopt a weaker monetary policy ... Ray Chan In targeting Japan as a new source of revenue, foreign gaming firms are set to raise US$30b Casino operators to boost Japan's lacklustre loan sector Deal-savvy casino ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Japan upgrades view on economy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Shift to self-sustainable recovery is under way, official report notes, following stimulus Japan upgrades view on economy Japan’s government upgraded its view ... which is in line with the Bank of Japan’s view, is a boost for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who vowed to stay focused on reviving the economy after his coalition won a strong victory in Sunday’s ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anime heroes recruited to help boost economy through 'Cool Japan' fund

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of Japanese animation and manga comics have fans around the world. Now the Japanese government wants to mobilise them for a sterner task: boosting the economy. Enter the "Cool Japan" fund, ... , and we'd like to offer these up to the world," said Yoshiaki Akamatsu, of the Creative Industries Division at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. "It seems a real shame ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan PM Abe looks to put economy back on track with Deng-style SEZs

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... experiments Abe looks to SEZ s to put Japan on track Guess what a successful Japanese economy would look like? Probably a lot like China's. Anti-China rhetoric helped Shinzo Abe gain power, yet ... the government's determination to succeed. "This is the last chance for Japan's economy and this is the last chance for our party," said the man known to be playing a major part ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Bank of Japan keeps rates on hold, says economy starting to recover

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... "Japan's economy is starting to recover moderately," the central bank said after its two-day meeting, revising up its assessment for the seventh consecutive month. The last time the bank used ... Reuters in Tokyo BOJ keeps rates on hold, says recovery has begun An economic recovery is under way, the Bank of Japan said yesterday as it kept monetary policy steady, with its most ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Bank of Japan maintains expansionist policy despite soft GDP data

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Central bank remains confident economy can weather the pain from a sales tax increase BOJ stays the course despite soft GDP figures The Bank of Japan maintained its ... the economy to contract … after the sales tax hike HIROAKI MUTO, ECONOMIST The central bank stuck to its assessment that Japan is recovering moderately, a sign it remains confident the world's ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Strong exports lift hopes for Japan's economy

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 10:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Trade deficit is expected to shrink as a weak yen helps boost shipments by 10 per cent in May Strong exports lift hopes for Japan's economy Japan's exports rose last month at the fastest annual rate in more than two years, boding well for the economy as a weak yen and a moderate pick-up in global demand add to the country's stimulus policies. ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Japan’s economy recovering ‘steadily’, says economics minister

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 03:37pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan’s Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Friday that the recent volatility in currency and stock markets is driven by external factors. “What’s important is the fact that Japan’s economy is steadily recovering,” Amari told a news conference after a cabinet meeting. “We will finalise a growth strategy shortly... and steadily proceed with implementation,” he said. ...




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