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  1. Business - Economy

    Japan signals durable recovery as government pursues 'Abenomics'

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Increase in core machinery orders in August provides welcome sign of rebound in capital spending as Abe pursues reflationary policies Japan data bodes well for durable recovery Japan took another step towards solidifying its economic recovery in August when core machinery orders rose more quickly than expected, providing a welcome sign of the capital spending ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Plunge in Japan's current account surplus fuels debt worries

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 02:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan disappoints as surplus tumbles Japan’s current account surplus tumbled in August owing to declining overseas profits and chronic trade deficits, raising questions about the country’s ability to rely on its status as a net creditor to ease the pain of its massive public debt pile. The 63.7 per cent annual decline in the current account surplus ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe takes bold tax step towards cutting debt

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 01:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japanese PM vows to unveil five trillion yen stimulus package to cushion the impact of raised sales tax to slash massive national debt Abe takes bold tax step towards cutting debt Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a step yesterday that none of his predecessors had managed in more than 15 years - making a dent in the government's runaway debt. Abe, ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Deflation fears ease in Japan as consumer prices rise

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 11:37am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Increase in petrol costs and weaker yen fuel 0.8 per cent gain in core inflation Deflation fears ease in Japan as consumer prices rise Japan's core consumer inflation hit its highest level in nearly five years last month, while prices of personal electronics rose for the first time since 1992 - signs that the country may be emerging from 15 years ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Abenomics encourages Japanese firms to invest - abroad

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong and Bangkok Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got an early sign of how his blueprint to revive Japan’s industrial vim and economic vigour was working when two of his country’s biggest car makers unveiled US$900 million worth of investments to boost production. There was one drawback: the new assembly plants and expanded factories announced by Mazda Motor ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Japan PM vows to pursue growth, fiscal plan at G20, no word on sales tax

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 11:36am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in St Petersburg Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Group of 20 summit that Tokyo aims to achieve both economic growth and fiscal reforms with his pro-growth policy agenda, but steered clear of a pending decision on a planned sales tax hike. Speaking at the first session of the summit, Abe said Japan will pursue its aim of halving the budget deficit ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Japan’s shrinking shinkin Small banks left behind by Abenomics

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 10:24am by Reuters

    ... Bank, two small Tokyo-based banks, have begun talks on a merger next year, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The ranks of shinkin banks have thinned over the past decade ... it’s too high a share.” Reuters ...

  8. Business - Economy

    BOJ maintains stimulus, says economy recovering

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 10:54am by Reuters

    ... decision to raise tax, they say. Reuters ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Olympics-Tokyo’s bid a high-stakes gamble for Japan PM, Abenomics

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 11:20am by Reuters

    ... could suffer. “The ladder would be pulled out from under the market and the Nikkei could drop 500 points on Monday,” said Daiwa’s Kinouchi. Reuters ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Weaker yen sees Japan exports hit 3-year high

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 09:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Sales of cars, electronics to the US drive growth but world's third-largest economy books trade deficit in July as imports rise on dearer oil Weaker yen sees Japan exports hit 3-year high Japanese exports rose last month at the fastest annual pace in nearly three years as the benefits of a weak yen finally started to take hold, and brisk sales of cars ...




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