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Japan economic growth flat in April-June quarter: Govt

On an annualised basis, the economy expanded by a slight 0.2 percent, well off expectations for 0.7 percent growth.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe wins landslide in Upper House election

Japan PM Shinzo Abe wins landslide in Upper House election

Voters have also expressed misgivings about his cherished dream of making changes to the country's constitution, imposed by the US after Japan's defeat in World War II and which prohibits it from waging war.

62% of Japanese doubt PM Shinzo Abe's ''Abenomics''

62% of Japanese doubt PM Shinzo Abe's ''Abenomics''

At least 62 per cent of Japanese public showed their doubt about the effectiveness of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s economic policy mix dubbed "Abenomics", said the latest nationwide poll released on Monday.

Abenomics not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth

Abenomics not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth

The reform plans championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known as Abenomics, are not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth, they said, citing the persistent deflationary risks and weak investment growth.

Japan's Abe airs Abenomics 2.0 plan for $5 trillion economy

Japan's Abe airs Abenomics 2.0 plan for $5 trillion economy

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's updated plan for reviving Japan's economy and achieving a GDP target of 600 trillion yen (USD 5 trillion) suggests a recognition that earlier policies are not doing the trick.

Japan economy`s Q2 contraction a blow for 'Abenomics'

Weak domestic consumption and slow exports weighed on the world`s third largest economy, which shrank an annualised 1.6 percent, after posting growth in the previous two quarters.

Japan economy`s Q2 contraction a blow for `Abenomics`

Japan`s economy contracted 0.4 percent in the April-June quarter, official data showed Monday, underscoring how Tokyo`s "Abenomics" growth programme has yet to grain traction.

BoJ sees possible zero inflation in setback to Abenomics

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday said tumbling energy prices could push inflation to zero, marking another setback for Tokyo's attempt to stimulate the economy by conquering years of falling or stagnant prices.

Abenomics boost for Japan property shrinks back to Tokyo

In the year to July 1, commercial land prices rose 1.9 percent in Tokyo, and 1.5 percent in Osaka and Nagoya, notching up a second year of gains.

Fitch places Japan credit on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Ratings on Tuesday placed Japan`s sovereign credit on Rating Watch Negative, warning that the delay in raising consumption tax would put the government`s objective of reducing the national debt at risk.

Abe unveils economic revival plans for Japan

Abe promised to slash Japan`s corporate tax rate -- one of the world`s highest at up to 36 percent -- and tackle sectors long sheltered by the state.

Japan PM defends 'Abenomics' as panacea for turnaround

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday launched a spirited defence of his "Abenomics" reforms aimed at kickstarting the world's third-largest economy, saying the policy blitz had yielded great results.

Japan trade deficit quadruples on-year to $14 bn

Japan`s trade deficit quadrupled on-year in March to USD 14 billion, data showed Monday, with a weak yen compounding surging imports as consumers rushed to buy ahead of a rise in sales tax.

IMF cuts Japan growth forecast, warns over `Abenomics`

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its 2014 growth forecast for Japan and warned that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must follow through on promised reforms to cement a turnaround in the world`s number-three economy.

Japan passes record $937 billion budget

Japan on Thursday passed its biggest-ever budget, a USD 937 billion spending package aimed at propping up growth as consumers brace for the country`s first sales tax hike in over 15 years.

Japan PM hikes tax; will cushion blow to economy

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a step on Tuesday that none of his predecessors had managed in more than 15 years - making a dent in the government's runaway debt.

Japan’s economy expands 4.1% in January-March quarter

Japan`s economy expanded faster than previously thought in the first three months of the year, according to fresh data Monday that was likely to boost support for Tokyo`s efforts at stoking growth.