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Economy 15 Nov 2013 | 10:39 AM

Most firms see Japan missing BoJ's price goal

Nearly 90% of Japanese firms expect consumer inflation to fall short of the central bank's 2% goal in the next fiscal year, a Reuters survey showed on Friday, adding weight to the argument of many analysts who say the target is too ambitious.

Economy 08 Nov 2013 | 3:28 PM

Japan Sept machinery order expected to decline

Japan's core machinery orders are forecast to fall 1.4% in September after a hefty gain in August, but analysts in a Reuters poll say improving company profits and sentiment mean a recovery in capital spending is still intact.

Business 27 Dec 2013 | 9:33 AM

November data gives boost to Japan's war on deflation

TOKYO: Japan's war on deflation got a boost last month with a key inflation indicator rising at its fastest pace in 15 years, new data showed Friday, as Tokyo battles to reverse years of falling prices.

Business 16 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM

Dollar pins hopes on Fed, yen bounces on profit-taking

The dollar moved little in Asia on Monday as investors waited to see if the Federal Reserve would begin to scale back its massive bond buying stimulus programme this week.

Business 31 Dec 2013 | 10:29 AM

Dollar on track for best year vs yen since 1979

SINGAPORE: The dollar hovered within sight of a five-year high versus the yen on Tuesday and was on track for its biggest yearly percentage gain versus the Japanese currency in 34 years, having risen nearly 21 percent in 2013.

Business 05 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Japan ready to approve US$182bil package

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is readying a US$182bil economic package this week in his latest bid to pull the economy out of deflation, but the new measures will not require the government to sell more debt.

AseanPlus News 09 Dec 2013 | 7:40 PM

Japan PM Abe's ratings slide after state secrets act

TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slid in opinion polls after his ruling coalition steamrolled through parliament a tough secrecy act that critics fear could muzzle media and allow officials to hide misdeeds.

World 09 Dec 2013 | 10:00 PM

Japan PM Abe's ratings slide after state secrets act

TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slid in opinion polls after his ruling coalition steamrolled through parliament a tough secrecy act that critics fear could muzzle media and allow officials to hide misdeeds.

Business 23 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

BoJ stands pat on easing

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan (BoJ) held off announcing any fresh measures to stimulate the economy, saying its monetary easing blitz was winning the war on deflation.

Economy 27 Jan 2014 | 6:14 PM

Record Japan trade deficit highlights cheap yen woes

TOKYO: Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record in 2013, data showed Monday, as once bumper surpluses disappear under the weight of soaring post-Fukushima energy bills, an imbalance stoked by premier Shinzo Abe's cheap-yen policies.