Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi

Nov 11, 2014

Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed hope Tuesday of holding further talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and overcoming difficulties in the bilateral relationship. “I believe whatever issues (face our countries), we would be able to find a solution through frank dialogue between the leaders,” ...

| Sep 29, 2014

Dollar moves above ¥109.50 in Tokyo

The dollar rose above ¥109.50 in Tokyo trading Monday thanks to higher stock prices in Japan and abroad but failed to extend gains as it came under pressure from profit-taking. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥109.59-60, up from ¥108.96-97 at the same ...

Sep 22, 2014

Dollar takes breather, slips under ¥109

The dollar fell below ¥109 in pre-holiday Tokyo trading Monday, taking a breather after a recent bull run that took the U.S. currency to a six-year high near ¥109.50. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥108.89-90, down from ¥109.09-10 at the same ...

Sep 19, 2014

Dollar hits new six-year high above ¥109

The dollar jumped to a new six-year high above ¥109 in Tokyo trading on Friday as investors were relieved to learn that Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.09-10, up from ¥108.54-55 at the same ...

Exports rebound in boost for Abe's policies

Aug 20, 2014

Exports rebound in boost for Abe's policies

Japan’s exports rose more than forecast in July, bouncing back from two straight declines to support an economy that contracted last quarter by the most since the period immediately following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Overseas shipments rose 3.9 percent from ...