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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.

Tokyo shares lead Asia up on Wall Street, China PMI, euro shaky

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 11:05

Upbeat China factory data and another closing record on Wall Street boosted Asian shares on Monday, while the euro held recent gains against the dollar but remained shaky ahead of a closely watched European Central Bank meeting.

Dollar holds steady in Asia

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 10:49

The dollar held steady against the yen in Asia on Wednesday after enjoying a pick-up in New York thanks to an upbeat batch of US data and a record close for the S&P 500 stock index.

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.

Yen rises in Asia after BoJ holds fire on easing measures

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:38

The yen rose against the dollar in Asia on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) held off fresh easing measures, saying the number three economy was picking up pace.

Asia spooked by Wall Street loss, dollar dips

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:28

Asian shares caught Wall Street`s gloom on Wednesday, while the dollar was on track for a sixth losing session against the yen after the Bank of Japan upgraded its view on capital expenditures.