December machinery orders rise 5.2%, up for third straight month

Business Feb 17, 2021

December machinery orders rise 5.2%, up for third straight month

Japan's core private-sector machinery orders rose 5.2% in December from the previous month for the third consecutive monthly increase, as more sectors recovered from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from electricity utilities ...

Japan logged goods trade deficit of ¥1.31 trillion in January

Business / Economy Feb 19, 2020

Japan logged goods trade deficit of ¥1.31 trillion in January

Japan posted a goods trade deficit for the third consecutive month in January, hit by weak exports to China and the United States, government data showed Wednesday. The trade deficit stood at ¥1.31 trillion ($12 billion), following an upwardly revised ¥154.55 billion deficit in December, ...