Oct 12, 2015

China officials to huddle, draw up new plan for troubled economy

China’s communist rulers will gather later this month, state media said Monday, to set the world’s second-largest economy course over the next five years, as slowing growth raises global concerns. The Communist Party meeting, known as the Fifth Plenum, is expected to focus on ...

Oct 8, 2015

August machinery orders drop third month straight

Core private-sector machinery orders fell a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent in August to ¥759.4 billion from the previous month, chalking up three drops in a row, the government said Thursday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from utilities because of their volatility, ...

Sep 28, 2015

Abe's pivot to his economic policy

Instead of spouting nice-sounding slogans, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should conduct a sober assessment of what his economic policies have lacked and what is needed going forward.

Sep 25, 2015

U.S. economy grew at 3.9% rate in April-June quarter

The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But there is concern that growth slowed in the summer, held back by global headwinds and turbulent financial markets. The Commerce Department said Thursday the overall economy expanded at ...

Aug 23, 2015

Major firms expect economy to grow: survey

Some 88 percent of major Japanese companies surveyed expect the economy to grow by the end of 2015, and nearly half of them plan to boost capital spending in the business year through March, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday. The results of the ...