Business Topics

Oct 7, 2016

Key economic index takes first dip in three months

The coincident index of economic indicators fell for the first time in three months in August, the government said in a preliminary report Friday. The coincident index, which reflects the current state of the economy based on industrial output, retail sales, new job offers ...

Oct 3, 2016

Business confidence weakest since Abenomics began in 2013

Business confidence at Japan’s largest manufacturers has sunk to its weakest level since Tokyo launched measures to kick-start the tepid economy more than three years ago, the central bank said in its quarterly sentiment survey Monday. The Bank of Japan’s closely watched tankan report ...

Sep 28, 2016

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises

Trade, that lifeblood of the world economy, is growing at its slowest rate in seven years and could falter even more should anti-globalization sentiment encourage governments to throw up more barriers. That’s the verdict from the World Trade Organization, which dramatically slashed its forecast ...

Visiting Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

Sep 24, 2016

Visiting Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called Friday for strong relations with Canada as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the important trading partner. “We have no excuses,” Li told a Canadian-Chinese business council in Montreal. “China and Canada must have win-win cooperation.” Canadian Prime ...