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/ Apr 29, 2017

U.S. economy expanded at weakest pace in three years

The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump’s ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic expansion. The gross domestic ...

Aso wary of inking bilateral trade deal with U.S.

/ Apr 22, 2017

Aso wary of inking bilateral trade deal with U.S.

Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday sounded a cautious note about the potential benefits of striking a bilateral trade deal with the United States, saying it would not necessarily give Washington better terms than the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership accord, from which it recently withdrew. ...

/ Apr 18, 2017

IMF raises Japan growth forecast to 1.2% this year, 0.6% in 2018

The International Monetary Fund Tuesday raised its growth forecast for Japan’s economy this year and next, citing a pickup in exports, but warned that a shrinking labor force and below-forecast inflation would curb longer-term growth. The IMF upgraded its forecast for the world’s third-largest ...