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Japan economy grows for 8th straight quarter, longest since 1980s

At an annualised rate, the world's third largest economy grew 0.5 percent.

Feb 14, 2018, 06:27 AM IST

Growing convergence between Japan and India has capacity to stimulate global economy: PM Modi

PM Modi said that Japan can benefit tremendously with the size and scale of our potential and skilled hands that India offers.

Sep 14, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 09:22 AM IST

Bank of Japan deputy governor says price uptrend intact, defends two-year timeframe

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said on Wednesday the recent collapse in oil prices has not hampered a broad uptrend in consumer prices, stressing that the effect of the bank`s monetary stimulus is working its way through the economy.

Feb 04, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

Japanese industrial production up 0.2% on-month in October

Japan`s factory production in October edged up 0.2 percent on-month, beating market expectations for a decline, according to official data released Friday.

Nov 28, 2014, 05:47 AM IST

Japan consumer inflation slows to 2.9% in October

Japanese core consumer inflation continued to slow, increasing 2.9 percent in October year-on-year, according to data released Friday.

Nov 28, 2014, 05:21 AM IST

BOJ maintains stimulus, more upbeat on capex

The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Friday and upgraded its view on capital expenditure, encouraged by growing signs that the benefits of its aggressive policy action to escape deflation are broadening.

Oct 04, 2013, 12:19 PM IST

Nikkei hits 5-week high on Olympics euphoria; strong GDP supports

The Nikkei was up 2.7 percent at 14,238.42 in mid-morning trade after earlier rising to 14,251.46, its highest since August 6.

Sep 09, 2013, 09:10 AM IST

Japanese economy grows

However, analysts had expected an annualised growth of 3.2 percent for the Japanese economy in the second quarter.

Aug 12, 2013, 15:59 PM IST

Japan Q2 growth slower than expected, tax hike outlook uncertain

Japan's economy grew an annualised 2.6 percent in April-June, a third straight quarter of expansion but slower than expected, which may heighten calls to delay a planned sales tax hike to ensure the country makes a sustained escape from deflation.

Aug 12, 2013, 09:27 AM IST

Nikkei hits six-week low, yen firms after Japan GDP

The Nikkei share average .N225 lost 1.2 percent, falling to its lowest since June 28.

Aug 12, 2013, 09:05 AM IST

Election winner Abe faces Japan jobs challenge

Economic reforms aimed at reanimating Japan's sagging economy will be top of premier Shinzo Abe's to-do list after his weekend victory in upper house polls tightened his grip on power.

Jul 22, 2013, 13:54 PM IST

Bank of Japan to further ease monetary policy

Bank of Japan (BOJ) promised to continue monetary easing until it achieves the 2 percent inflation goal, said a report released Thursday by the bank after its two days monetary policy meeting.

Apr 04, 2013, 13:53 PM IST

Japan's central bank eases monetary policy

The Bank of Japan Thursday announced plans to further ease its monetary policy to stimulate the nation's stagnant economy.

Dec 20, 2012, 12:05 PM IST

Japan raises Jan-Mar growth rate to 4.7%

Japan on Friday raised its economic growth to 4.7 percent for the January-March quarter from the previous 4.1 percent.

Jun 08, 2012, 12:32 PM IST

Japan's industrial output rises in April

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.

May 31, 2012, 13:34 PM IST

Japan's fiscal-year current account surplus falls

Japan's current account surplus in fiscal 2011 ending in March plunged 52.6 percent on year to mark the sharpest fall since comparable data was collected in fiscal 1985, the government said Thursday.

May 10, 2012, 13:12 PM IST

Japan 'no longer rich country' by 2050: Think tank

Japan could fall out of the league of developed nations by 2050 as a shrinking and greying population as well as slowing productivity make its economy contract, a think tank has warned.

Apr 20, 2012, 09:32 AM IST

Japan's industrial output rises 2% in January

Japan's industrial output rose 2 percent in January, marking the second straight monthly climb, according to a government report Wednesday.

Feb 29, 2012, 13:17 PM IST

Japan’s industrial output dips on Thai floods

Japan’s industrial output dropped last month — with production, shipments and inventory figures all decreasing — but government forecasters had manufacturing and production looking for a rebound this month and next, officials said Wednesday.

Dec 28, 2011, 13:10 PM IST