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Mar 22, 2016

Japan's white goods shipments up for 10th straight month

Shipments of white goods in February grew 10.7 percent from a year before to ¥168.4 billion, up for the 10th straight month, the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association said Tuesday. The rise chiefly reflected solid sales of energy-saving and high value-added refrigerators. Shipments of white ...

Mar 20, 2016

Japan, Vietnam vow to work together to spur trade, investment

Japan and Vietnam pledged to work together to expand trade and promote investment by Japanese companies’ in the Southeast Asian nation on Saturday in Hanoi at the first meeting held by a special committee formed to boost bilateral economic cooperation. “By using this committee ...

Anger in China's coal country as miners feel left behind

Mar 19, 2016

Anger in China's coal country as miners feel left behind

Hanging from a highway overpass two hours’ drive from the Siberian border, a local government banner reads like a last-gasp exhortation to this exhausted coal community: “Improve our structure, change our methods, transform our city.” This area has transformed in dire ways as China ...

Mar 15, 2016

Japan's industrial production up 3.7% in January

Industrial production in Japan rose 3.7 percent in January from the previous month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a revised report Tuesday, unchanged from a preliminary reading. The seasonally adjusted production index for the manufacturing and mining sectors stood at ...

Mar 15, 2016

30 U.S. states log January job growth while 20 see cuts

Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, while 20 states shed jobs. The unemployment rate fell in 28 states, rose in eight and was unchanged in 14. The unemployment rate doesn’t always ...