Jul 10, 2015

IMF cuts 2015 growth projection for world, Japan

The International Monetary Fund slashed its 2015 growth projections on Thursday for the world due to a setback for the U.S. economy as well as Japan, citing continuously weak consumption. The global economy is expected to expand 3.3 percent this year in terms of ...

Mar 5, 2015

Growth in Japan uneven, tied to population size: poll

Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s focus on revitalizing regional economies, growth remains uneven across Japan — with the pace of recovery slow the past year in municipalities with smaller populations, a Kyodo News survey showed Wednesday. Nearly 80 percent of local leaders who responded ...

Dec 26, 2014

Job availability rose for second month in row in November

Job availability rose for a second straight month in November, the government said Friday, suggesting firms are seeking to hire more workers as corporate profits improve. The ratio of job offers to job-seekers climbed to 1.12 from 1.10 in October, meaning 112 positions were ...