Trade deficit soars on fuel import costs

Dec 18, 2013

Trade deficit soars on fuel import costs

The trade deficit ballooned 35 percent last month compared with a year ago, the biggest November deficit on record, as fuel imports soared following the 2011 nuclear catastrophe, the government said Wednesday. The run of 17 straight months of deficits is the longest since ...

Japan logged record trade deficit in first half

Jul 24, 2013

Japan logged record trade deficit in first half

Japan registers a ¥4.84 trillion trade deficit for the six months through June, the biggest on record for any six-month period, as the yen's sharp slide boosted import costs despite a rebound in exports.

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

May 9, 2013

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

Toyota expects to book group operating profit of ¥1.8 trillion for the current business year, up 36.3 percent from the year before, on the back of the weaker yen and brisk sales in North America and Asia.

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

May 8, 2013

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

Toyota expects to book group operating profit of ¥1.8 trillion for the current business year, up 36.3 percent from the year before, on the back of the weaker yen and brisk sales in North America and Asia.

Apr 26, 2013

Sony raises profit forecast on asset sales, weaker yen

Sony Corp. raised its annual profit forecast Thursday amid a weaker yen and gains from selling offices and stock holdings. Net income was probably ¥40 billion in the year ended March, up from an earlier projection of ¥20 billion, the company said. Selling properties ...