Jan 31, 2014

Deflation nearing end, 2013 data show

Economic data for 2013 show signs that Japan is moving a step closer to beating prolonged deflation, with consumer prices rising for the first time in five years while the employment situation also improved.

Sep 9, 2013

Current account surplus eroded by import costs

Japan’s current account surplus shrank 12.9 percent from a year earlier to ¥577.3 billion in July, due mainly to skyrocketing import costs driven by the government’s weakening of the yen, government data said Monday. The surplus in the balance of international payments, one of ...