Business Aug 6, 2018

High pump prices in Japan hit consumers amid holiday season

Gasoline prices continue to maintain multiyear highs on the back of rising crude oil prices, mainly reflecting growing Middle East tensions, and are hitting consumers hard amid the summer holiday season. According to the Oil Information Center, the average retail price of regular gasoline in ...

Business / Economy Jul 11, 2018

Japan's machinery orders down 3.7% in May, data shows

Core private-sector machinery orders fell 3.7 percent in May from the previous month, due partly to weak demand in sectors such as nonferrous metal products, government data showed Wednesday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from utilities because of their volatility, totaled ¥907.9 ...