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  • Sep 22, 2014
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Japanese Economy

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.

Thursday, 26 September, 2013, 12:20pm

Rush to beat tax means Japan home-buying boom may be temporary

“Abenomics” has convinced Ayako Onishi and her husband that now is the time to buy their first home.

19 Jul 2013 - 11:48am

Bank of Japan keeps rates on hold, says economy starting to recover

The central bank made no major changes to its forecast that consumer inflation will accelerate to nearly 2 per cent by March 2016, a key target for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the economy.

12 Jul 2013 - 3:38am

Yen weakness brings cheer to big firms

Japanese manufacturers’ sentiment turned positive in the three months to June for the first time in nearly two years, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, a sign the recent market turbulence has yet to hurt the feel-good mood created by the government’s reflationary policies.

2 Jul 2013 - 4:53am

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

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

Japan machinery orders down as capex struggles

Japan’s core machinery orders fell in April from the previous month, down for the first time in three months as companies remain hesitant to boost capital spending despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sweeping stimulus policies.

12 Jun 2013 - 11:40am

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

BOJ keeps policy steady, skips new steps to calm markets

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and held off on taking fresh steps to calm bond market volatility, possibly judging that recent market turbulence has yet to pose a significant risk to the economy’s recovery prospects.

11 Jun 2013 - 1:44pm

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