Apr 21, 2016

Business sentiment down but recovery OK: Cabinet Office

The government retained on Thursday its assessment of the economy because it is recovering moderately despite recent weakness. However, it slashed its view on corporate sentiment amid a firming yen and the slowdown in China. But it warned about the impact of the powerful ...

Apr 5, 2016

Government considers welfare, stimulus measures to boost economy

The government is discussing welfare and stimulus measures aimed at promoting economic growth ahead of the Group of Seven summit in May. “It is extremely important to present a solid road map toward achieving the ¥600 trillion economy,” when the G-7 economies are being ...

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 ...

Mar 8, 2016

Revised third-quarter GDP figures show 1.1% contraction

The economy contracted in the October-December quarter, according to revised government data that underscores growing concern that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reflation program is falling short of expectations. The gross domestic product shrank an annualized 1.1 percent in the three months ended Dec. 31, ...