Sep 21, 2016

Strong yen resulted in trade deficit in August

Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥18.71 billion in August for the first red ink in three months, with a firming yen pushing down the value of exports, government data showed Wednesday. The value of exports dropped 9.6 percent from a year earlier ...

Japanese factory output disappoints in July

Aug 31, 2016

Japanese factory output disappoints in July

Factory output stagnated in July from the previous month, data showed Wednesday, in a further blow to the world’s third-largest economy. The lackluster result came after a series of disappointing data, which raised a red flag for an economy that stalled in the second ...

Japan's June core machinery orders log first rise in three months

Aug 10, 2016

Japan's June core machinery orders log first rise in three months

Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 8.3 percent in June from May, rebounding from two straight month of decline, the government said Wednesday, led by large orders for transport equipment including rail cars. The orders, widely viewed as a leading indicator ...

Japanese wholesale prices slump 3.9% in July

Aug 10, 2016

Japanese wholesale prices slump 3.9% in July

Wholesale prices fell 3.9 percent in July from a year earlier for a 16th straight monthly drop, dragged down by a strong yen and falling crude oil and commodity prices, Bank of Japan data showed Wednesday. The index of corporate goods prices stood at ...

Aug 8, 2016

July bankruptcies fall to 26-year low, down 9.5% on year

The number of corporate bankruptcies fell last month to the lowest level for a July in 26 years and down 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 712, according to a credit research agency. The figure marked the fifth straight monthly drop, Tokyo Shoko ...

Japan corporate bankruptcies for January-June lowest since 1990

Jul 8, 2016

Japan corporate bankruptcies for January-June lowest since 1990

The number of corporate bankruptcies in Japan and total liabilities left by failed firms hit their lowest level for a first-half year since 1990 during the nation’s bubble economy, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said Friday. The number of failed firms dropped 6.5 percent from ...

Jul 1, 2016

Japan consumer confidence up again in June

Consumer confidence improved in June for a second month amid better employment conditions and relatively stable stock markets, the government said Friday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among households made up of two or more people rose 0.9 points to 41.8, the Cabinet ...

Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence

Jul 1, 2016

Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence

Japan was clobbered with a one-two punch Friday morning as weak data and a lackluster business confidence report underscored the slowdown dragging on the world’s No. 3 economy. The poor readings will heap pressure on policymakers to unveil more stimulus, after the yen surged ...