Business / Economy Mar 1, 2017

Japan's fourth quarter business investment grew 3.8% on year

Capital spending by domestic firms rose 3.8 percent year-on-year in the October-December period, marking a turnaround as companies sought to boost output, government data showed Wednesday. Business investment by all non-financial sectors for purposes such as building plants and introducing new equipment came to ¥10.94 ...

Business / Economy Jun 1, 2016

Business investment rose 4.2% in first quarter

Capital spending by Japanese firms climbed 4.2 percent in the January to March period from a year earlier for the 12th straight quarterly increase, but declining profits dampened prospects for business expenditure, government data showed Wednesday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for purposes such ...

Business / Economy Sep 1, 2015

April-June business investment up 5.6% on-year

Capital spending by firms rose 5.6 percent from a year earlier in the April-June period for the ninth straight year-on-year quarterly gain, the government said Tuesday, indicating a continued recovery in business investment. The 5.6 percent rise, however, missed economists' estimates for an 8.8 percent ...

Business / Economy Jun 1, 2015

Capital investment surges 7.3% in first quarter

by Mie Sakamoto

Capital spending in the January-March quarter rose 7.3 percent on year, chalking up an eighth consecutive expansion as the economy continues to recover, the government said Monday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for such purposes as building plants and installing new equipment totaled ¥13.13 ...

Capital spending climbed 5.5% in second quarter

Business / Economy Dec 1, 2014

Capital spending climbed 5.5% in second quarter

Capital spending by Japanese companies rose in the July-September quarter, logging six straight periods of growth and signaling that the April 1 consumption tax hike had little impact on their eagerness to invest, the government said Monday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for purposes ...

April-June business investment up 3% despite tax hike

Business / Economy Sep 1, 2014

April-June business investment up 3% despite tax hike

Capital spending by nonfinancial Japanese companies rose 3.0 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier, indicating that the first consumption tax hike in 17 years has not significantly affected corporate investment, the government said Monday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for purposes ...

Business / Economy Jun 2, 2014

Capital spending logs 7.4% first-quarter jump

Capital spending jumped 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter compared with a year ago to log the sharpest rise in nearly two years, as Japan Inc. beefed up investment ahead of the first consumption tax hike in 17 years. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors ...

Business / Economy Jun 4, 2013

Business investment off 3.9% in quarter amid wariness

Capital spending by companies dropped 3.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as companies remained wary of the economic outlook despite the weaker yen and budding hopes for a recovery in exports, the government said Monday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors ...