/ Oct 3, 2016

Business confidence weakest since Abenomics began in 2013

Business confidence at Japan’s largest manufacturers has sunk to its weakest level since Tokyo launched measures to kick-start the tepid economy more than three years ago, the central bank said in its quarterly sentiment survey Monday. The Bank of Japan’s closely watched tankan report ...

/ Aug 19, 2016

Japan manufacturers' mood at lowest since 2013: poll

Japanese manufacturers’ mood soured in August to its lowest since 2013, when the central bank embarked on aggressive monetary easing, a poll has shown, reflecting the pain caused by a rising yen and highlighting the huge task facing policymakers to generate growth. The Reuters ...

Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence

/ Jul 1, 2016

Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence

Japan was clobbered with a one-two punch Friday morning as weak data and a lackluster business confidence report underscored the slowdown dragging on the world’s No. 3 economy. The poor readings will heap pressure on policymakers to unveil more stimulus, after the yen surged ...

Dec 15, 2015

Tightest job market since 1992 may weigh on Japan bonds

The nation’s most severe labor shortage in almost quarter of a century will support the central bank’s inflation target and weaken appetite for already low-yielding bonds. The Bank of Japan’s quarterly tankan survey on Monday showed it has not been so difficult for employers ...

Latest 'tankan' shows sentiment intact at big firms

/ Dec 14, 2015

Latest 'tankan' shows sentiment intact at big firms

Confidence in the economy among large manufacturers unexpectedly held up in the past few months, suggesting record corporate profits are compensating for uncertainty about the effects of an expected U.S. rate increase and the slowdown in China. The tankan index of business sentiment was ...