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TOKYO: Japan should raise sales taxes again next year despite wobbles in the economy caused by the first rise, and the central bank should cushion the blow with more easy money, the OECD said Monday.
AYUKAWA: The tiny Japanese community of Mishima was desperate to reverse its shrinking population, so officials came up with what they hoped would be a game-changing plan: free cows.
TOKYO: The Bank of Japan on Friday held off expanding its stimulus programme and said the world's number three economy was recovering, despite fears a sales tax rise will dent growth.
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.62 % Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street and as the yen weakened against the dollar in response to upbeat US economic data. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 86.65 points to finish at 13,996.81, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.29%, or 3.33 points, to 1,136.09.
SYDNEY: London copper climbed to its highest in more than three weeks on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake off the coast of top mine supplier Chile triggered a tsunami alert, which raised supply concerns and set off a volley of technical buying.
SANTIAGO: Mines in the world No 1 copper producer Chile appear to have emerged unscathed from a major quake that struck near the mineral-rich north of the Andean country on Tuesday.