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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

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

    ... remain Japan's leading gauge of capital spending rose for a third consecutive month in August, in a tentative sign firms are investing their profits in factories and equipment that could ... 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 ...

  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. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China 'seriously concerned' after Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:35am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... economy and a sharp drop in Japanese investment are key factors prompting Beijing to rethink its relations with Tokyo, experts said. Japanese firms’ investment in China fell 40 per cent ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Phanfone heads out to sea after leaving at least one dead in Japan

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:17am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Close to 200,000 households were urged to evacuate due to fears of landslides or flooding as rivers threatened to burst their banks. This included some 20,000 in Tokyo.   Wind blew heavy rain ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japanese business confidence improves first time in two quarters

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:33pm by Reuters

    ... a central bank survey showed, an encouraging sign that parts of the economy are stabilising. However, sentiment for the services sector worsened more than expected, suggesting some companies ... manufacturers' sentiment improved by one point from three months earlier to plus 13 in September, the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly tankan survey showed yesterday. The mood among big ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... Criticism turned to pride when construction, financed partly by a US$80 million World Bank loan, was completed in time for the Tokyo Olympics in October 1964. The first Shinkansen had a maximum ...

  8. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan downgrades economic assessment as Abe promises reform

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by AFP

    ... the virtues of his three-pronged policy blitz to resuscitate Japan's deflation-plagued economy and saying he would press on with promised reforms. Abe and his hand-picked Bank of Japan governor ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... is being sunk into turning methane hydrate into energy, experts admit that it will be many years – and trillions in investment – before a stable supply is ready to be provided. More immediately, ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan extends its sea territory by 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Julian Ryall

    ... is investing US$7 million on improving the island's infrastructure, including the construction of a lighthouse and navigational facilities, while efforts have been under way for several years ...




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