Oct 7, 2015

August composite economic index down amid sluggish Chinese economy

The nation’s key composite index of economic indicators that reflect the current state of the economy fell in August for the second straight month due to weaker shipments and production amid the sluggish Chinese economy, the government said Wednesday. The index of coincident indicators, ...

Sep 15, 2015

Tokyo Steel cuts prices as China drives supply glut

Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Japan’s biggest steel maker from scrap iron, cut all of its monthly contract prices for the first time in almost a year as China’s overcapacity hurt its exports. The October price of H-beams used in building was cut to ¥70,000 ...

Aug 26, 2015

Sources of turbulence not gone

Developments in the Chinese economy need to be closely watched not just for their stock market repercussions but also for their impact on Japan's growth.

Aug 25, 2015

Aso says China policies stirring concerns in markets

After the yen surged the most since 1998 amid a deepening sell-off in global stocks, Finance Minister Taro Aso criticized China’s recent intervention in financial markets. “It’s not really the kind of action I would expect from authorities of a nation that aims to ...