Business Mar 2, 2020

Capital spending sinks 3.5%, logging Japan's first drop in 13 quarters

Capital spending by Japanese companies fell 3.5 percent in the third quarter compared with the previous year, marking the first drop in 13 quarters, government data showed Monday. Investment by all nonfinancial sectors for such purposes as building factories and adding equipment from October to ...

Business Mar 1, 2019

Japanese business spending rose 5.7% in October-December quarter from 2017

Capital spending by Japanese companies rose 5.7 percent in the October-December quarter from a year earlier, government data showed Friday. Investment by all nonfinancial sectors for purposes such as building factories and adding equipment increased for the ninth straight quarter, totaling ¥12.05 trillion. Pretax profits at ...