December machinery orders rise 5.2%, up for third straight month

Business Feb 17, 2021

December machinery orders rise 5.2%, up for third straight month

Japan's core private-sector machinery orders rose 5.2% in December from the previous month for the third consecutive monthly increase, as more sectors recovered from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from electricity utilities ...

2020 farm exports hit record high for eighth year

Business Feb 5, 2021

2020 farm exports hit record high for eighth year

Agriculture, fishery and forestry exports in 2020 hit a record high for the eighth consecutive year, with household items such as eggs and rice seeing a boost in sales during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the farm ministry said Friday. Preliminary data by the Agriculture, Forestry ...