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February core machinery orders gain 1.5% on month

/ Apr 12, 2017

February core machinery orders gain 1.5% on month

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 1.5 percent in February from the previous month, boosted by robust demand for equipment in the manufacturing sector, government data showed Wednesday. The orders came to ¥850.5 billion ($7.8 billion). These figures exclude orders from ships ...

/ Apr 10, 2017

Worker sentiment index falls for third straight month

Business confidence among Japanese workers with jobs sensitive to the health of the country’s economy fell in March for the third consecutive month, due partly to a deteriorating retail environment, the government said Monday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among workers sensitive to ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Trump chooses key economics adviser

President Donald Trump chose Kevin Hassett, an economics adviser to past Republican presidential candidates, on Friday to be chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Hassett will play a critical role in analyzing the performance of the economy and impact of policy ...