Aug 12, 2015

Japan economy contracted in April-June, say economists

Forty-one economists on average expect Japan’s seasonally adjusted gross domestic product in April-June to have shrunk a real 1.55 percent from the previous quarter at an annual rate, compared with the 0.72 percent growth estimated last month, a survey showed on Tuesday. Exports and ...

Spending slips as consumer prices inch up

Jul 31, 2015

Spending slips as consumer prices inch up

Consumer price gains in Japan remained little more than zero in June while household spending dropped, challenging the central bank’s effort to spur inflation. Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose 0.1 percent from a year earlier, fractionally better than economists estimated. The same measure ...

Economist Masahiko Aoki dies at 77

Jul 17, 2015

Economist Masahiko Aoki dies at 77

Masahiko Aoki, a professor emeritus at Stanford University who had been touted as a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize for economics, died from a lung disorder at a hospital in Palo Alto, California, on Wednesday, the university said. He was 77. From Nagoya, ...

Jun 21, 2013

Fund managers turn bearish on Japan: BoA Merrill Lynch survey

According to the survey, a net 21 percent of asset allocators are worried about the possible failure of “Abenomics,” while a net 31 percent expect the Chinese economy to slow down. “Everything that we are seeing for the survey is that positions have lowered ...