Business / Economy Feb 16, 2016

Japanese household spending falls 2.7%

Monthly household spending in 2015 fell 2.7 percent in price-adjusted real terms to ¥247,126, the government said Tuesday. It was the second straight year of decline. The fall is attributed partly to weak sales for clothing in an unusually warm winter, according to an official ...

Business Oct 2, 2015

August spending, jobs data temper recession fears

Household spending rose in August for the first time in three months and job availability improved to the best in more than two decades, signs that could temper concerns the economy has fallen into yet another recession. The 2.9 percent year-on-year increase in household spending ...

Business Aug 29, 2014

Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

Japan's vital signs remained weak in July, as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy. Data released Friday showed inflation was flat. The core consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food prices, stood at 3.3 percent, the ...

Output rises 0.8% in tax hike rebound

Business / Economy Jun 30, 2014

Output rises 0.8% in tax hike rebound

Industrial output recovered slightly in May from an earlier decline sparked by April's sales tax hike, stabilizing as factories produced more machinery, vehicles and electronic devices, government data showed Monday. Factory output in the world's third-largest economy climbed 0.8 percent in May from a year ...