Japan's CPI falls 0.3% in 2016 in first fall in four years

/ Jan 27, 2017

Japan's CPI falls 0.3% in 2016 in first fall in four years

Japan on Friday logged its first annual consumer price decline in four years, underscoring the challenges facing Tokyo's fight to rid the world's No. 3 economy of deflation. Government data showed prices dropped 0.3 percent in 2016 from a year earlier, as weak household spending ...

/ Dec 12, 2016

Japan's wholesale prices decline for 20th month straight

Wholesale prices dropped 2.2 percent in November as lower oil prices helped drag the downtrend into its 20th consecutive month, Bank of Japan data showed Monday. The result underscores the fact that the central bank faces a difficult challenge in attaining its 2 percent inflation ...