Aug 30, 2017

G-20 GDP growth to exceed 3%, but risks noted: Moody's

Moody's Investors Service kept its growth forecast for the Group of 20 economies at just over 3 percent for this year and next, but warned of geopolitical risks, U.S. protectionism, and spillovers from global monetary tightening and China's deleveraging measures. The ratings agency said surprisingly ...

Japan's first quarter GDP downgraded to annualized 1.0% rise

/ Jun 8, 2017

Japan's first quarter GDP downgraded to annualized 1.0% rise

The government on Thursday significantly downgraded economic growth in the January-March quarter from preliminary data, due largely to a fall in crude oil inventories. The expansion in real gross domestic product, the total value of goods and services produced in the country adjusted for inflation, ...

/ May 1, 2017

Think tanks expect Japan's GDP rose 2% in January-March

The economy is projected to have grown at an annualized rate of 2.0 percent in the January-March period from the previous quarter in price-adjusted real terms, according to the average estimate of 10 private-sector think tanks. Gross domestic product is projected to mark the fifth ...

/ Apr 18, 2017

IMF raises Japan growth forecast to 1.2% this year, 0.6% in 2018

The International Monetary Fund Tuesday raised its growth forecast for Japan's economy this year and next, citing a pickup in exports, but warned that a shrinking labor force and below-forecast inflation would curb longer-term growth. The IMF upgraded its forecast for the world's third-largest economy ...