Nov 20, 2015

Another back-to-back GDP drop

It's time for the prime minister to take stock of "Abenomics" and consider what needs to be done to achieve the virtuous cycle that he keeps promising.

Nov 18, 2015

Bank of Japan is done boosting stimulus: experts

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda, who unleashed unprecedented monetary stimulus in 2013 and doubled down on it last year, is done expanding his efforts, according to an increasing number of economists. Forty-four percent of respondents in a Nov. 13 to 17 Bloomberg poll ...

Nov 9, 2015

OECD cuts global economic outlook for 2016 amid China slowdown

The OECD has slashed its global economic outlook for 2016, reflecting subdued trade growth amid China’s economic slowdown. The organization now expects the global economy to grow 3.3 percent next year, downgraded from 3.6 percent in its September forecast, as other emerging markets have ...

Japan's job availability jumps to highest level in 23 years

Oct 30, 2015

Japan's job availability jumps to highest level in 23 years

Japan’s job availability continued to improve for the third straight month in September to hit its highest level in over 23 years, further indicating that companies need more workers, the government said Friday. The ratio of job offers to job-seekers rose to 1.24 in ...

| Oct 22, 2015

As China weakens, recession stalks North Asia

The slowdown in China’s economy, the world’s second largest, is sucking the growth out of North Asia and tilting some economies toward recession. As China undergoes a painful rebalancing of an economy that accounts for 16 percent of global GDP — up from below ...

Oct 7, 2015

August composite economic index down amid sluggish Chinese economy

The nation’s key composite index of economic indicators that reflect the current state of the economy fell in August for the second straight month due to weaker shipments and production amid the sluggish Chinese economy, the government said Wednesday. The index of coincident indicators, ...