Machinery orders up 13.4%

Business / Economy Mar 13, 2014

Machinery orders up 13.4%

by Tomoyuki Tachikawa

Core private-sector machinery orders surged by a seasonally adjusted 13.4 percent in January, the second-fastest pace on record, signaling that an economic rebound has prodded companies to boost investment, the government said Thursday. The orders, excluding those for ships and from utilities because of their ...

Machinery orders log further rise

Business / Economy Nov 13, 2013

Machinery orders log further rise

Core machinery orders in July-September grew for the second straight quarter, with the steady recuperation of the economy prodding many companies to boost investment, the government said Wednesday. But the private-sector orders, which exclude those for ships as well as those from utilities because of ...

Machinery orders see best surge since 2008

Business / Economy Oct 10, 2013

Machinery orders see best surge since 2008

In a sign of strengthening economic revival, machinery orders jumped to ¥819.3 billion in August, the highest since 2008, when the world was beset by a financial crisis. Orders excluding those for ships and power generation equipment rose 5.4 percent from the previous month, more ...

Business / Economy Aug 13, 2013

April-June machinery orders log sharpest pace since '08

Core private-sector machinery orders in the April-June quarter grew at their quickest pace in around five years as the yen's slide improved the profitability of exporters and encouraged companies to beef up investment, the government said Tuesday. But the orders, which exclude those for ships ...

Business / Economy Apr 12, 2013

Machinery orders up for first time in two months

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 7.5 percent in February from the previous month as higher stocks and the yen's slide made more companies eager to beef up investment, the government said Thursday. The orders, which exclude those for ships as well as ...