/ Feb 23, 2017

BOJ policymaker warns current monetary policy may hurt economy

A Bank of Japan policymaker expressed concern Thursday that the central bank’s current policy, aimed at keeping the country’s long-term interest rates low to spur domestic demand, may eventually hurt the economy. “Controlling long-term interest rates at a certain level could undermine the automatic ...

Corporate Japan stacks up cash, skimps on pay raises

/ Feb 22, 2017

Corporate Japan stacks up cash, skimps on pay raises


With profits soaring, Japanese companies’ record-breaking cash pile rises ever higher. That’s bad news for the economy, which is relying on exports to sustain a modest recovery as consumers struggle with stagnant wages. The country’s biggest economic problem is too much income flowing to ...

/ Feb 9, 2017

Japan's December core machinery orders up 6.7%

Japan’s seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in December rose by 6.7 percent from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. Private-sector orders excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital spending, totaled ¥889.8 billion. In ...

China advises companies to take 'precautions' over Brexit

/ Feb 7, 2017

China advises companies to take 'precautions' over Brexit

Chinese companies operating in Britain, especially in the financial sector or whose European headquarters are in Britain, need to take “precautions” due to uncertainly over Brexit, China’s ambassador to London said. Before Britain’s vote to exit the European Union in June last year, China ...