Inflation slows more than forecast in December

Jan 30, 2015

Inflation slows more than forecast in December

Japan’s inflation rate slowed more than forecast in December, adding to central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda’s challenges in reflating the world’s third-biggest economy. Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said Friday in Tokyo. That was ...

Aug 29, 2014

Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

Japan’s vital signs remained weak in July, as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world’s third-largest economy. Data released Friday showed inflation was flat. The core consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food prices, stood at 3.3 percent, ...

Jul 26, 2013

Consumer prices rise at fastest pace since 2008: ministry data

Consumer prices in June rose the most since 2008, 0.4 percent from a year earlier, an early sign that Japan’s economy may be starting to shake off deflation, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said Friday. The median estimate of 29 economists was for ...