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Japan cuts 2019 growth forecast on weaker capital spending

Business / Economy Dec 18, 2018

Japan cuts 2019 growth forecast on weaker capital spending

The government on Tuesday cut its domestic growth forecast for fiscal 2019, citing weaker than expected capital spending amid a slowdown in the global economy. The Cabinet Office said gross domestic product, the total value of goods and services produced in the country, is expected ...

Japan's <I>tankan</I> economic survey shows sentiment remains flat

Business / Economy Dec 14, 2018

Japan's tankan economic survey shows sentiment remains flat

A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged between November and December, even as worries about global trade tensions persisted. The tankan survey, released Friday, says sentiment remained flat at 19 for a second time after ...

Business / Economy Dec 12, 2018

Japan's machinery orders rose a weaker-than-expected 7.6% in October

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a weaker-than-expected 7.6 percent in October from the previous month, government data showed Wednesday, suggesting capital expenditure is leveling off from its recent highs. The Cabinet Office downgraded its assessment of the orders, which exclude those for ships and utilities ...