Jan 12, 2016

Economic sentiment improves in December on brisk holiday sales

Business confidence among people with jobs sensitive to economic conditions improved in December, the government said Tuesday. Confidence fell in November but a year-end uptick took place amid brisk sales at Christmas and New Year’s. The diffusion index of sentiment on the country’s current ...

Jul 9, 2013

Sentiment on the street off a third month

Sentiment among so-called economy watchers, including taxi drivers and shop clerks, deteriorated in June for the third straight month, the Cabinet Office said. The deterioration reflected wild swings in stock prices and foreign exchange rates, as well as cost increases due to the weaker ...