Jan 16, 2014

November machinery orders take pre-tax jump

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 9.3 percent month on month in November to their highest level in over five years, the government said Thursday, with many companies eager to bolster investment ahead of the April sales tax hike. The orders, excluding ...

Dec 26, 2013

Some on BOJ board see CPI gains cooling

Some Bank of Japan policymakers think the recent rise in consumer prices is likely to slow, and there are calls to provide a thorough explanation of how the BOJ intends to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, the minutes of their November policy meeting ...