Jul 1, 2015

Tankan shows unexpected improvement in manufacturer confidence

Sentiment among large manufacturers improved for the first time in three quarters in June, a Bank of Japan survey showed Wednesday, in a positive sign that runs counter to indications of a slowing economic recovery. The Tankan big manufacturer index rose to 15 from ...

Companies expect inflation to miss BOJ goal at 1.4%

Apr 2, 2015

Companies expect inflation to miss BOJ goal at 1.4%

Companies expect consumer prices to rise 1.4 percent a year from now but remain below the Bank of Japan’s inflation target of 2 percent, the central bank said in a survey Thursday. The figure was the same as in the previous survey in December, ...

Mar 21, 2015

March 'tankan' likely to show uptick in business sentiment

The Bank of Japan’s quarterly tankan survey for March is expected to show that business sentiment has climbed among major manufacturers following a drop three months ago, 17 private think tanks said. The headline diffusion index describing large manufacturers’ current business conditions is likely ...

Dec 15, 2014

Tankan' shows manufacturers' confidence is waning

Confidence among large manufacturers declined in the fourth quarter as the recession offset a boost from the weaker yen, the Bank of Japan’s “tankan” survey showed Monday, underlining the economic challenges for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his electoral victory. The tankan index of ...

'Tankan' finds improvement in manufacturers' confidence

Oct 1, 2014

'Tankan' finds improvement in manufacturers' confidence

Confidence in the manufacturing sector has risen against expectations, showing resilience in the economy — and perhaps bolstering the case for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hiking the consumption tax again next year. The “tankan” index of large manufacturers rose to 13 in September from ...

Business confidence sags, says Bank of Japan

Jul 1, 2014

Business confidence sags, says Bank of Japan

A 19-month rally in business confidence slowed sharply in the first quarter amid rising consumer prices spurred by the tax hike in April, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday. It was the first deterioration in six consecutive quarters. The Tankan survey for the April-June ...

Jun 22, 2014

BOJ 'tankan' to show downturn in biz sentiment

Private think tanks expect the Bank of Japan’s “tankan” quarterly survey to June will show a deterioration in business sentiment among large manufacturers for the first time in six quarters. Among 16 think tanks, the average estimate on the headline diffusion index for large ...

Apr 2, 2014

Companies see prices rising by 1.5%: BOJ

Companies are expecting consumer prices to rise at an average rate of 1.5 percent year-on-year, a Bank of Japan survey showed Wednesday, falling short of the central bank’s inflation target of 2 percent. The companies also said they expect prices to rise 1.7 percent ...

Sentiment up but outlook turns sour

Apr 1, 2014

Sentiment up but outlook turns sour

Business confidence among large manufacturers rose in March from three months earlier for the fifth straight quarterly improvement, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday in its “tankan” report, but many companies were wary about prospects amid fear of weakening demand after the consumption tax ...

Dec 16, 2013

'Tankan' signals drop in spending

Big businesses pare their spending projections for the year, signaling headwinds for "Abenomics" ahead of April's tax hike and doubts the recovery is sustainable, the "tankan" report says.