Business / Economy Sep 5, 2013

BOJ sees moderate recovery in economy

The Bank of Japan upgrades its opinion of the economy for the first time since July, describing it as "recovering moderately" on solid consumer spending and recovering corporate spending amid improvements in jobs and nonbase pay.

Editorials Jul 16, 2013

Few feeling the economic recovery

The Bank of Japan on July 11 upgraded its assessment of the Japanese economy for the seventh straight month and said that it is "starting to recover moderately" on the strength of various economic indexes turning upward, including improving business sentiment and steady consumer ...

Business / Economy Jun 14, 2013

Economy assessment upgraded despite chaos

The government on Thursday upgraded its basic assessment of the economy for the second straight month in June as the weaker yen has helped exports and despite growing uncertainties over the economic outlook due to recent financial market turmoil. The economy is "picking up steadily," ...

Business / Economy Apr 13, 2013

Economy's assessment not raised for April

The government on Friday left its monthly assessment of the economy unchanged for the first time in four months, with consumption and housing investment perking up but capital spending showing little movement. The economy "is showing indications of picking up recently, while weakness can be ...

Business / Economy Mar 16, 2013

Economic assessment upgraded for a third month

The government upgraded its basic assessment of the economy in March for the third straight month Friday, as higher stock prices and a weaker yen have shored up business sentiment and encouraged firms to boost investment and hire more workers. The economy "is showing indications ...