/ Feb 28, 2017

Japan's industrial output fell 0.8% in January; outlook unclear

Industrial output in January fell 0.8 percent from the previous month, the first drop in six months, with production in the transport equipment and chemical sectors shrinking, government data showed Tuesday. With several economic indicators suggesting that private spending has been tepid, a downturn ...

/ Feb 9, 2017

Japan's December core machinery orders up 6.7%

Japan’s seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in December rose by 6.7 percent from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. Private-sector orders excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital spending, totaled ¥889.8 billion. In ...

/ Jan 16, 2017

Wholesale prices logged 3.4% drop in 2016

Wholesale prices in 2016 fell 3.4 percent to log their second consecutive annual decline as the yen advanced and crude oil prices sank on the back of slowdowns in China and other emerging economies, the Bank of Japan said Monday. The data cast a ...

/ Jan 16, 2017

Core machinery orders fell 5.1% in November

Seasonally adjusted core machinery orders fell 5.1 percent in November to log the first decline in two months, the Cabinet Office said Monday. Private-sector orders, excluding those for ships and power equipment, are closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital spending and ...

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

/ Dec 27, 2016

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

The nation’s household spending declined for the ninth consecutive month in November, the government said Tuesday, reflecting consumers’ continuing preference to save money rather than spend. The government also said the unemployment rate remained low at 3.1 percent in November despite a 0.1 point ...