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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan’s economy shrinks in second quarter as sales tax rise hits

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Rise in sales tax blamed as economy contractsby 7.1 per cent,worse than initial estimates Japan GDP shrinks most in five years Japan's economy shrank an annualised ... contraction was the biggest since January-March 2009, when the global financial crisis affected Japan's exports and factory output, keeping policymakers under pressure to expand fiscal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1587657/japans-economy-shrinks-second-quarter-sales-tax-rise-hits
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's industrial output rises in May, signalling rebound after tax hike

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan's industrial output rises, signalling recovery Japan's factory output rose in May after companies cut production in April to offset the impact ... in the summer from the April 1 sales tax rise and spending slump in the current quarter. That rebound could further dampen expectations the Bank of Japan will ease policy again this year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1543897/japans-industrial-output-rises-may-signalling-rebound-after-tax
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe's economic reforms seen as falling short in Japan growth push

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Abe's reforms seen as falling short in growth push Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled a package of measures aimed at boosting Japan's long-term economic ... economists in a survey forecast that the plan could boost Japan's potential growth rate by 0.2 to 1.5 percentage points from its current level of about 0.5 per cent. But they noted that it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539920/abes-economic-reforms-seen-falling-short-japan-growth-push
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Bank of Japan stands pat as Kuroda sees ‘gentle recovery’

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Further stimulus unlikely as the central bank offers a more upbeat view on overseas growth with solid household spending and better job market Japan on track for gentle recovery The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady yesterday and offered a slightly more upbeat view on overseas growth, signalling confidence that the economy is on course to meet its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1531600/bank-japan-stands-pat-kuroda-sees-gentle-recovery
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Investors in Asia calmer over future U.S. interest rate rise

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... prematurely and indiscriminately. This time, investors have already begun preparations for a rise in US rates by mid-2015 at the earliest. For one, central banks in Europe and Japan could soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588108/investors-asia-calmer-over-future-us-interest-rate-rise
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Small firms to feel pinch from Japan's tax cut plan

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Small firms to feel pinch from Japan's tax cut plan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to lower Japan's corporate tax rate are increasingly set ... at home. Companies increased investment abroad to a record 69 trillion yen in the final three months of last year, up 40 per cent from a year before, Bank of Japan data showed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1502963/small-firms-feel-pinch-japans-tax-cut-plan
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    BOJ upbeat on outlook, despite weakness in exports and output

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Central bank says effect of sales tax subsiding as jobs and income pick up BOJ upbeat on recovery despite weak exports The Bank of Japan maintained its view ... stimulus is required even though data next week is expected to show the biggest contraction in economic activity since the global financial crisis. "Japan's economy is likely to continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1569230/boj-upbeat-outlook-despite-weakness-exports-and-output
  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong economy slows as stocks climb, property booms

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... is expected to see modest growth by the end of the year. A sales tax increase took a toll on Japan's economy, which saw the biggest contraction in the second quarter since the 2011 earthquake. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574301/hong-kong-lowers-annual-growth-forecast-after-worst-quarter-2012
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's tankan survey points to slower recovery as outlook dims

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Reuters

    ... efforts to reflate the economy out of stagnation. Big firms expect to increase capital spending only modestly, the Bank of Japan's tankan quarterly survey showed yesterday, reflecting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1462825/japans-tankan-survey-points-slower-recovery-outlook-dims
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's huge public debt not seen falling until 2018

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Japan's public debt seen falling in five years Japan, the world's most indebted economy after Greece, could see its vast public debt begin falling in five years with two rounds of consumption tax rises and faster economic growth, the International Monetary Fund said. "In a successful scenario, in five years from now, Japan's debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1429245/japans-huge-public-debt-not-seen-falling-until-2018

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