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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.

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.

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.

Japan readies to unshackle huge pension fund

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:58

The bid to shake up Japan's slumbering economy after two decades of drift began in early 2013.

Tokyo stocks open up 0.84%

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 09:10

Tokyo stocks opened 0.84 percent higher on Monday, boosted by a weak yen and yet another record-setting advance on Wall Street after a solid US jobs report last week.

Japan`s economy grows 1.6% in January-March

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 09:08

Japan`s economy saw its strongest expansion in more than two years during the first quarter of 2013, revised data showed Monday, but a sales tax rise has weighed on growth since the levy hike.

BoJ holds fire on new easing measures, says economy improving

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:41

The Bank of Japan on Wednesday held off expanding its monetary easing campaign and said the world`s number three economy was picking up pace, despite fears that a sales tax rise will dent consumer spending.

Japan export growth remains tepid, dims outlook

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:31

Japan`s exports rose for the 14th straight month in April but shipments to the United States slowed, underlining concerns that the world`s third-largest economy remains vulnerable to any fall in external demand.

Tokyo stocks close 0.75% lower

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 13:25

Tokyo stocks fell 0.75 percent on Thursday as the stronger yen and a slump in Sony shares overshadowed data showing Japan's economy grew faster than expected in the first three months of the year.

Japan PM defends 'Abenomics' as panacea for turnaround

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 22:24

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:09

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.

Japan inflation rises for 9th consecutive month

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:11

Japanese unemployment fell to a more than six-year low in February.