CPI snaps out of four years of falling; 'Abenomics' lauded

Oct 25, 2013

CPI snaps out of four years of falling; 'Abenomics' lauded

The consumer price index snapped four years of declines in September, signaling progress in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to stamp out deflation and drive a sustained economic revival. Prices excluding energy and fresh food were unchanged from a year earlier after sliding every ...

Price of wheat to rise for third time under Abe

Aug 5, 2013

Price of wheat to rise for third time under Abe

Wheat prices are poised to increase for the third time in a year, adding to inflation as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus weakens the yen and boosts costs. Foreign wheat sold by the government to flour millers will probably rise about 5 percent ...

Plan for 10% solar price cut retains incentives for boom

Mar 13, 2013

Plan for 10% solar price cut retains incentives for boom

Japan’s proposal to cut the price paid for solar power by 10 percent leaves in place incentives for a boom in installations this year, the industry’s lobby group said. A committee of experts advising the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry recommended Monday that ...