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 ...

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 Apr 11, 2016

February machinery orders down 9.2% on weak manufacturing sector

The nation's core private-sector machinery orders fell a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent in February on a plunge for manufacturers, a reversal from the previous month that saw large orders from the steel industry, the government said Monday. The orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator ...

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 ...

China to extend economic diplomacy to EU infrastructure fund

Business Jun 14, 2015

China to extend economic diplomacy to EU infrastructure fund

China will pledge a multibillion-dollar investment in Europe's new infrastructure fund at a summit on June 29 in Brussels, according to a draft communique seen by Reuters — Beijing's latest round of checkbook diplomacy to win greater influence. While the exact amount is still to ...