Feb 2, 2016

Will Kuroda's gamble work?

The latest BOJ step appears to point to the limits of what the central bank alone can do to achieve its goal of ending deflation.

Jan 14, 2016

Japan machinery orders fell 14% in November, investment outlook dims

Core private-sector machinery orders plunged a seasonally adjusted 14.4 percent in November from the previous month for the first drop in three months, the government said Thursday. The trend reflects continued caution by firms over making capital investments. The orders, widely regarded as a ...

Jan 11, 2016

2016's economic outlook

Major economic decisions appear likely in 2016, including whether Abe will delay the consumption tax hike scheduled for April 2017.