Exports rise more than forecast, supporting recovery

Mar 18, 2015

Exports rise more than forecast, supporting recovery

Japanese exports rose more than forecast in February, supporting the nation’s emergence from a recession last year. The value of overseas shipments rose 2.4 percent from a year earlier, the government said, compared with a median estimate for a 0.3 percent increase. Imports fell ...

Mar 11, 2015

Core machinery orders incur first fall in three months

Seasonally adjusted core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January from the previous month, the first decline in three months, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. Private-sector orders, excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital spending ...

Mar 9, 2015

Japan logs current account surplus for seventh month straight

Led by higher exports amid a weaker yen and lower oil imports, Japan logged a current account surplus for the seventh consecutive month in January, with the balance standing at ¥61.4 billion, ($509 million), the government said Monday in a preliminary report. The balance, ...

Mar 9, 2015

Nomura, Daiwa boost hiring of grads as stock market climbs

Nomura Holdings Inc. and Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased hiring of university graduates this year as a stock market rally brightens prospects for the nation’s biggest securities firms. Nomura recruited 600 graduates for its main brokerage arm, a 20 percent increase from last year, ...