OECD revises up Japan's 2018 growth forecast to 1.2 percent

/ Sep 20, 2017

OECD revises up Japan's 2018 growth forecast to 1.2 percent

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said Wednesday that it projects Japan will see real economic growth of 1.2 percent for 2018, up 0.2 percentage point from its previous forecast in June. The OECD's latest Interim Economic Outlook report also said Japan's real gross ...

Japan's retail sales rise 1.9% in July on year

/ Aug 30, 2017

Japan's retail sales rise 1.9% in July on year

Retail sales in July rose 1.9 percent from a year earlier to ¥12.2 trillion, up for the ninth straight month, the industry ministry said Wednesday. Sales of summer goods were brisk as temperatures soared nationwide in the reporting month, ministry officials said. The ministry said retail ...