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  • Jul 30, 2014
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Abenomics describes the plans of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to revive growth in the world’s third largest economy, which is struggling to find traction under the impact of a strong yen and stubborn deflation. 

Bank of Japan struggling to meet inflation target, analysts say

Half a year after Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda unleashed record monetary easing, economists see the central bank failing to meet its inflation target, underscoring the case for stronger measures to revive the economy.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013, 5:31am

Japan signals durable recovery as government pursues 'Abenomics'

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 seen as vital for achieving sustainable growth.

11 Oct 2013 - 3:51am

Plunge in Japan's current account surplus fuels debt worries

The 63.7 per cent annual decline in the current account surplus was the biggest in almost two years and confounded the median analysts’ estimate of a 23.4 per cent annual increase as the income surplus, which includes earnings from overseas subsidies, fell for the first time in nine months.

9 Oct 2013 - 1:53am

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to move ahead with economic reforms

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, struggling to extricate his country from two decades of stagnation, has pledged to move ahead with reforms he has promised as part of his "Abenomics" economic strategy.

8 Oct 2013 - 3:32am

Abe takes bold tax step towards cutting debt

Abe, riding a wave of popularity with economic policies that have begun to stir the world's third-biggest economy out of years of lethargy, said the government would raise the national sales tax to 8 per cent in April next year from 5 per cent.

2 Oct 2013 - 4:41am

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 of deflation.

28 Sep 2013 - 1:54am

Abenomics encourages Japanese firms to invest - abroad

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.

26 Sep 2013 - 12:20pm

Japan’s bulls go for a run as valuations tumble

Japanese shares are getting cheaper faster than any developed market as global investors regain faith in the world's third-largest economy, with valuations declining even as the benchmark Topix index rallies.

10 Sep 2013 - 4:10am

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

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.

6 Sep 2013 - 11:36am

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

Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 summer Olympics is not just a matter of pride for the Japanese capital. It’s a high-stakes gamble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has put his prestige on the line.

6 Sep 2013 - 11:20am