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Aug 5, 2016

BOJ to weigh enhancing, but not paring, monetary easing actions

The Bank of Japan will discuss ways to strengthen monetary easing measures upon reviewing the current massive easing campaign at its next Policy Board meeting in September, sources said Thursday. Fresh measures may be adopted at the Sept. 20-21 meeting, the sources said. BOJ ...

Aug 4, 2016

Japan Inc. hopeful new Cabinet can revive economy

Business circles sent out supportive messages to the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said they expect the new team to revitalize Japan’s tepid economy. “We hope that the new Cabinet will exercise leadership to revitalize the Japanese economy and help realize ...

Aug 2, 2016

IMF backs labor, tax reforms to boost Abenomics

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should step up efforts to revamp the labor market, encourage businesses to raise wages and restore the nation’s debt-ridden finances through consumption tax increases as part of efforts to spur the flagging Abenomics policy mix, the International ...

Jul 29, 2016

Japan's jobless rate hit 21-year low of 3.1% in June

Japan’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in June, the lowest level in nearly 21 years, government data showed Friday, highlighting companies’ willingness to hire more people in a tight labor market. The improvement in three months came as separate data showed the country’s ...