Jan 16, 2014

November machinery orders take pre-tax jump

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 9.3 percent month on month in November to their highest level in over five years, the government said Thursday, with many companies eager to bolster investment ahead of the April sales tax hike. The orders, excluding ...

Jul 11, 2013

Machinery orders surged 10.5% in May

Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders jumped a seasonally adjusted 10.5 percent on month in May to their highest reading in 4½ years, the government said Thursday, signaling the yen’s slide has raised hope for recovery in exports and prodded companies to boost investment. After ...

Mar 12, 2013

Core machinery orders sank 13.1% in January

Core private-sector machinery orders fell a seasonally adjusted 13.1 percent in January from the previous month as manufacturers including electric machinery firms were reluctant to boost investment, the government said Monday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from utilities because of their ...