Business / Economy Jan 30, 2014

Fukoku also warns of wilting yen

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's weakening of the yen through stimulus measures may be in danger of becoming too much of a good thing, according to Fukoku Capital Management Inc. "There's the potential for a bad kind of yen depreciation if the Bank of Japan buys ...

Business / Economy Jan 30, 2014

Japan Inc. profit boom masks fading export gains from yen

Soaring profits among Japanese manufacturers are masking weakness in exports as the yen's slide against the dollar fails to deliver the boost seen after previous bouts of currency depreciation. Export volumes fell 1.5 percent in 2013 from the previous year, Finance Ministry data show, even ...

Outlook for industrial production improves on domestic demand

Business / Economy Oct 30, 2013

Outlook for industrial production improves on domestic demand

Manufacturers forecast the biggest jump in industrial production in more than two years this month as domestic demand strengthens, adding to signs that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can drive a sustained recovery. Output is projected to rise 4.7 percent from September, the Ministry of Economy, ...