Japan's core machinery orders log first rise in four months

Business / Economy Apr 10, 2019

Japan's core machinery orders log first rise in four months

Seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in February rose 1.8 percent from the previous month, up for the first time in four months, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. Private-sector orders, excluding those for ships and power equipment — closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate ...

Business / Economy Jan 16, 2019

Japan's machinery orders nearly flat in November

Core private-sector machinery orders were nearly flat in November compared with the previous month, suggesting firms may be becoming less eager to invest amid risks to the global economy, government data showed Wednesday. The orders, seen as a leading indicator of capital expenditure, fell 0.02 ...

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 ...

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 ...