Japanese firms watching warily as Qatar crisis unfolds

Jun 11, 2017

Japanese firms watching warily as Qatar crisis unfolds

Japanese companies have grown wary about possible adverse effects from the Saudi-Qatar crisis on their businesses. Some companies have started considering how to cope with the heightened tensions between the Saudi Arabian camp and Qatar, both major energy exporters to Japan, people familiar with ...

Japan saw 6.3% drop in companies over four-year period

/ Jun 1, 2017

Japan saw 6.3% drop in companies over four-year period

There were 3,866,537 companies in Japan as of June 2016, marking a 6.3 percent decrease from the previous survey released in February 2012, according to a government survey. Meanwhile, the number of business locations, including offices and branches, dropped 2.5 percent in the same ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

Japan's fourth quarter business investment grew 3.8% on year

Capital spending by domestic firms rose 3.8 percent year-on-year in the October-December period, marking a turnaround as companies sought to boost output, government data showed Wednesday. Business investment by all non-financial sectors for purposes such as building plants and introducing new equipment came to ...