Japan's traders call 2015 pivotal year as oil, yen aid growth

Jan 6, 2015

Japan's traders call 2015 pivotal year as oil, yen aid growth

Japan’s biggest trading houses are calling 2015 a pivotal year for the world’s third-largest economy as cheap oil, easy money and a weaker yen promise to boost growth. Twenty-five years on from the bursting of the bubble economy, which brought decades of deflation, the ...

'Abenomics' property boost shrinks back to Tokyo

Jan 5, 2015

'Abenomics' property boost shrinks back to Tokyo

by Junko Fujita

An economic rebound and loose money policy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe briefly halted a long slide in Japan’s commercial property market, but the benefits of “Abenomics” appear increasingly limited to Tokyo, leaving a moribund hinterland. For a while, as the Bank of Japan ...

Keidanren aims to reinvigorate U.S. business ties in 2015

Jan 5, 2015

Keidanren aims to reinvigorate U.S. business ties in 2015

The nation’s leading business lobby plans to send a delegation to the United States this year, its first in six years, as well as to Indonesia and Brazil. The Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, will also reopen a liaison office in Washington ...