Business / Economy Jan 18, 2019

Japanese consumer prices rose a sluggish 0.9% in 2018

Consumer prices rose a sluggish 0.9 percent last year, according to government data published Friday, as the world's third-largest economy continues its yearslong battle to stoke weak inflation. The annual figure is far below the central bank's inflation target of 2 percent and comes as ...

Japan's <I>tankan</I> economic survey shows sentiment remains flat

Business / Economy Dec 14, 2018

Japan's tankan economic survey shows sentiment remains flat

A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged between November and December, even as worries about global trade tensions persisted. The tankan survey, released Friday, says sentiment remained flat at 19 for a second time after ...