Kishida reaffirms economic focus on Thailand

May 2, 2016

Kishida reaffirms economic focus on Thailand

Japan will launch a new initiative to support economic development in nations along the Mekong corridor, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday. It will form part of ¥750 billion in Japanese aid to the region over three years, announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Mar 26, 2016

Japan-backed Myanmar stock exchange opens trading

Myanmar’s first stock exchange, which was set up with Japanese support, officially started trading Friday, more than three months after its official opening, though only one listed company was available for transactions. On the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), First Myanmar Investment (FMI) hit a ...

Machinery orders rose 4.2 percent in December

Feb 17, 2016

Machinery orders rose 4.2 percent in December

Core machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 4.2 percent in December from the previous month after a steep fall in November, the government said Wednesday. The private-sector orders totaled ¥806.6 billion. They are widely regarded as a leading indicator of future capital spending. The ...