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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Some in Bank of Japan fear inflation could slip under 1 per cent

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo BOJ members fear fall in inflation below 1pc Some Bank of Japan policymakers said inflation could dip below 1 per cent owing to falling energy prices at a meeting early last month, which helps explain why governor Haruhiko Kuroda chose to expand monetary stimulus in a tightly split decision last week. A few members also expressed concern that inflation could ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's Abe is 'neutral' on raising sales tax

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Prime minister facing tough decision as he seeks to curb debt without hurting economic recovery Japan's Abe is 'neutral' on raising sales tax Japanese Prime ... recovery. Abe faces a tough decision by the end of the year on whether to raise the tax for a second time- doubling the tax rate over 18 months- in a bid to curb Japan's runaway government ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    More bad signs for Japan’s economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:14am by Reuters

    ... household spending in Japan fell for a fifth month in August and factory output unexpectedly declined, highlighting the challenges policymakers face to revive an economy reeling under the strain ... cent from 5 per cent continued to take its toll. Although the Bank of Japan is in no mood to deploy additional easing anytime soon, a run of soft data is raising doubts about the central ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's surprise rate cut fuels hopes for more easing

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:03am by Peggy Sito, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... that is on track to record its weakest annual growth since 1990. Beijing's monetary easing, announced on Friday, chimed in with other stimulatory moves in the euro zone and Japan. Global markets ... with a cut to reserve requirement ratios. The PBOC's easing came weeks after the Bank of Japan boosted its asset purchases and hours after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi vowed ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Global economy at risk from Asian slowdown and European stagnation

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:27am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... On Monday, Japan said it had entered its fourth recession in six years- this one despite aggressive efforts by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost growth. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David ... flashing on the dashboard of the global economy," Cameron wrote in Britain's The Guardian newspaper. Two of the world's economic powerhouses- Europe and Japan- are failing to bolster ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Thailand to ramp up infrastructure spending in bid to revive GDP growth

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:57am by Bloomberg

    ... growth because of the slowdown in Europe, China and Japan." Thailand's economy is forecast to grow this year at the slowest pace since 2011, when thousands of factories were inundated ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    OECD sees only gradual US-led recovery amid euro zone woes

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... With the euro area at risk of a "prolonged period of stagnation", the OECD called on the ECB to launch a full-scale US-style quantitative easing drive. Turning to Japan, the OECD said the Bank of Japan should push ahead with its exceptional monetary stimulus, which was stepped up last week, until inflation is higher permanently. With ultra-loose monetary policy seen weakening the yen ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    ECB ready for more aggressive policy action

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... of further measures to be implemented if needed." After the US Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying scheme while the Bank of Japan increased its pace money creation, markets are trying to judge ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Food scare hurts Taiwan growth

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:54am by Bloomberg

    ... Wei Chuan Foods to recall products and Japan and the mainland to ban food imports from the island. While consumption weakened, export growth quickened in the third quarter as the release ...




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