Japan's household spending firm but wages weaker

Business / Economy Aug 6, 2019

Japan's household spending firm but wages weaker

Household spending rose for the seventh straight month in June amid signs that resilient consumer activity could help counter the effects of weak global demand, although the consumption outlook was clouded by softer wages. The Bank of Japan is hopeful that a pickup in private ...

Business Jul 4, 2019

U.S. goods trade deficit with Japan shrinks 26.1% in May

The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with Japan shrank 26.1 percent in May from the previous month to $5.35 billion (¥576.8 billion), the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The deficit with China, meanwhile, expanded 12.2 percent to $30.20 billion, the department said. For the reporting month, Japan ranked ...