Aug 18, 2016

Japanese exports dive 14 percent on strong yen

Japan posted a trade surplus of ¥513.5 billion in July, though exports sank 14 percent from a year earlier as the yen surged against the dollar, the government reported Thursday. The fall in exports by the world’s third-largest economy was outpaced by a nearly ...

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 ...

Japan logs first trade deficit in four months in May

Jun 20, 2016

Japan logs first trade deficit in four months in May

Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥40.7 billion in May for the first red ink in four months, the government said Monday, with the balance weighed down by sluggish exports amid a slowdown in overseas economies. The value of exports dropped 11.3 percent ...