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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.

Japan Q1 growth fastest in more than 2 years before tax hike

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 08:47

The 5.9 percent annualised expansion in the first quarter handily beat expectations of 4.2 percent growth in a Reuters poll of economists.

Japan factory output jumps ahead of tax hike, outlook murky

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:20

Labour demand continued to improve and household spending rose more than expected, providing hope that domestic demand could underwrite a recovery after lacklustre growth in the fourth quarter of last year.

Bank of Japan refrains from fresh easing after weak growth data

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 10:06

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday held off fresh monetary easing measures after weak growth data exacerbated fears about the economic impact of an April sales tax rise.

Japan's economy grows at slower pace, raise stakes for Abenomics

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 09:20

Japan`s economy grew at a much slower pace than expected at the end of last year, posing a challenge to policymakers as massive government stimulus efforts showed few signs of sparking momentum in consumption and exports.

Japan factory output rises 1.5% in September

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 09:03

Japanese factories boosted output in September, data showed Wednesday, reversing a slide the previous month and supplying more evidence that the world`s third-largest economy is gathering steam.

Japan confident over 'third arrow' growth package

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 16:03

The Japanese government shrugged off stock market gyrations on Thursday, saying a raft of reforms including tax breaks for firms wanting to invest would boost the economy.

Japan's jobless rate drops 0.2%

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 16:52

The ministry attributed the improvement to increased hiring of female workers by some companies.

Japan cabinet approves $117 bn stimulus

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 10:45

The government expects the stimulus to raise real economic growth by 2 percentage points and create 600,000 jobs.

Japan business investment rises

Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012, 13:28

Business investment by all non-financial sectors for purposes such as building plants and introducing new equipment totalled 8.81 trillion yen (about USD 106.89 billion), the finance ministry said.

Japan's industrial output rises in April

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 13:34

Japan's industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in April from March for the second consecutive month of growth, the government said Thursday.

Japan's industrial output rises 1% in March

Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 09:50

Japan's industrial production rose 1.0 percent in March from February, led by output of automobiles, notebook computers and communications equipment, the government said Friday amid a tentative recovery in the world's third-largest economy.