Mar 14, 2016

Japan's January core machinery orders up 15% on month

Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders jumped a seasonally adjusted 15 percent in January from the previous month for the second straight monthly gain, led by large orders from the steel industry, the government said Monday. The orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator of ...

Mar 11, 2016

Abe economic adviser Honda appointed ambassador to Switzerland

A key economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who has been a strong advocate of monetary stimulus will become Japan’s ambassador to Switzerland, according to a notice issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday. Etsuro Honda, 61, a former Finance Ministry bureaucrat ...

Abe taps finance researcher for Bank of Japan's divided board

Mar 4, 2016

Abe taps finance researcher for Bank of Japan's divided board

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government nominated an international finance researcher to the Bank of Japan’s divided board to fill the seat of a retiring member who recently voted against expanding monetary stimulus. Makoto Sakurai, 70, of the Sakurai Associates International Finance Research Center, is ...