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 ...

Business investment rose 3.1% in first quarter

Business / Economy Sep 1, 2016

Business investment rose 3.1% in first quarter

Capital spending by the nation's companies increased 3.1 percent in the April to June period from a year earlier, the 13th straight quarterly rise, as a firming yen continued to hurt corporate profits, government data showed Thursday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for purposes ...