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  • Aug 28, 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. 

As Japan PM Abe weighs labour reform, IBM emerges as test case

When 27-year IBM veteran Martin Jetter came to Tokyo last year, the new president of the technology giant’s Japanese arm had a radical idea: hold workers accountable for performance.

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 2:40pm

Abe's reflation strategy paying off

Japan's economy strengthened last month as industrial production rose the most since 2011, retail sales climbed and consumer prices halted a six-month slide, bolstering Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to end a deflationary malaise.

29 Jun 2013 - 1:47am

Japanese firms' cash pile hits record even as Abe aims to boost wages

Japanese companies' stockpile of cash reached a record in the first quarter as they invested abroad, underscoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's challenge to boost the nation's investment and wages.

21 Jun 2013 - 4:18am

Abe still facing his stiffest task

Abenomics has for a time changed market expectations, but realities may have finally caught up. Since Shinzo Abe was elected prime minister late last year, the Japanese stock market had gone on a tear. But it has retreated since last month and may have entered bear territory.

18 Jun 2013 - 2:06am

Bank of Japan minutes show member suggested limiting stimulus

One member of the Bank of Japan's policy board said limiting quantitative easing to two years could help stabilise the bond market, as the central bank's communications about its monetary policy might in fact be increasing volatility in Japanese government bonds.

15 Jun 2013 - 3:06am

Japanese stocks tumble as Abenomics loses its lustre and investors take fright

The Nikkei 225 stock index dived 6.35 per cent to finish at 12,445.38 yesterday, erasing almost all its gains since the Bank of Japan unveiled a plan on April 4 to double the size of the country's monetary base.

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am 1 comment

Abe's arrows go off course

Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, last week tried to launch the third of his famous "three arrows" that are supposed to be his modern weapon of choice to defeat decades of deflation and to put the country back on the road to fast economic growth.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:56am

Yen strengthens amid doubts about 'Abenomics', upwardly revised growth

Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is losing the confidence of the currency market, where traders are repudiating his efforts to end persistent deflation and revive the world's third-largest economy.

11 Jun 2013 - 3:25am

Japan's pension cash for stimulus

Japan's government is set to urge public pension funds - a pool of more than US$2 trillion - to increase their investment in equities and overseas assets, people with knowledge of the policy shift said.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:33am

Abe's plan to revive Japan's economy slams into reality

Is the Bank of Japan creating the biggest pyramid scheme in history? In recent weeks, Haruhiko Kuroda has been the toast of the financial world, winning plaudits from Nobel laureates Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz. 

3 Jun 2013 - 5:12am