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Tokyo stocks up 0.91% by break

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 08:51

Tokyo stocks rose 0.91 percent Tuesday morning with the market getting a lift from a weaker yen, and after Wall Street rebounded on easing concerns over the crisis in Ukraine.

Japan suffers biggest economic slump since 2011 quake as tax hike bites

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:53

Seeing the slump as temporary, however, the Bank of Japan remains publicly convinced the economy is on course for a moderate recovery and has no plans to expand stimulus any time soon.

Tokyo stocks open up 0.55%

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 09:12

Tokyo stocks opened 0.55 percent higher on Thursday, boosted by robust US growth data and the yen`s fall to its lowest level in nearly four months against the dollar.

Japan cuts growth outlook as exports hit, imports rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:52

The cut was also "due to weak domestic demand following the consumption tax increase in April", the official said.

Bank of Japan holds off fresh stimulus, says economy 

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 09:21

The BoJ slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year to March to a 1.0 percent expansion in the economy, from an earlier 1.1 percent forecast.

Asian shares rally following Wall Street gains

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 08:51

Tokyo rose 0.78 percent by lunch, Sydney was 0.10 percent higher, Hong Kong added 0.45 percent, Shanghai was flat and Seoul put on 0.78 percent.

BOJ upbeat on regional economies, reassures easy policy to stay

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:48

The Bank of Japan kept its upbeat assessment for all of the country`s nine regions, saying a moderate recovery was taking hold and bolstering views the economy is on track to meet the central bank`s price target without more monetary stimulus.

Central banks ending era of clear promises, return to ''artful'' policy

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:07

The world`s major central banks are returning to a more opaque and artful approach to policymaking, ending a crisis-era experiment with explicit promises that they found risked their credibility and did not substitute for action.

Asian shares off to slow start, investors look to earnings

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:28

Asian stock markets got off to a slow start on Monday after a U.S. market holiday but held near three-year highs on optimism about the U.S. economy, with investors now shifting their focus to corporate earnings.

Japan to unveil fresh revival plans: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:52

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is Tuesday expected to unveil a fresh round of reforms to boost a nascent growth recovery, reports said, his second attempt at launching the "third arrow" of his economic action plan.

Yen slips as BoJ calls for more reform in Tokyo

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 08:43

The BoJ held monetary policy in place after a two-day meeting, as expected.

Japan's Q1 growth fastest in more than two years

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 16:51

A surprise jump in capital spending powered the 1.6 percent expansion in the world's number-three economy between January and March, slightly better than an initial estimate of 1.5 percent.