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Business / Economy Jul 11, 2018

Japan's machinery orders down 3.7% in May, data shows

Core private-sector machinery orders fell 3.7 percent in May from the previous month, due partly to weak demand in sectors such as nonferrous metal products, government data showed Wednesday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from utilities because of their volatility, totaled ¥907.9 ...

Business / Economy Jun 12, 2018

Japan's wholesale prices logged 2.7% uptick in May

Wholesale prices rose 2.7 percent in May, the fastest pace since January, as energy costs climbed, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday. The prices of goods traded between companies had been trending downward since late last year, and the rebound could push up consumer prices ...

Business / Economy Jun 6, 2018

Wages in Japan see modest nominal growth

Japan's real wages were flat in April from a year earlier, while nominal wages grew 0.8 percent for the ninth consecutive monthly increase amid a recent rise in base salaries, the labor ministry said Wednesday. The average of total cash earnings, including base and overtime ...

Business / Economy May 21, 2018

Japan-U.S. trade surplus edges up in April

Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the U.S. edged up in April, government data showed Monday, after Tokyo warned it may take retaliatory measures against U.S. tariffs. Japan logged a surplus in April of ¥615.7 billion ($5.6 billion) with the United States, up 4.7 percent ...