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 ...

Business Sep 4, 2018

Japanese firms' internal reserves grew to record high in fiscal 2017

The internal reserves of nonfinancial companies grew at a faster pace than their capital expenditures did during fiscal 2017, which ended in March, Finance Ministry data showed Monday. The result may draw complaints from Finance Minister Taro Aso, who has expressed displeasure at the slow ...