Business / Economy Jun 21, 2019

Core consumer prices in Japan rose 0.8% on year in May

Core consumer prices rose 0.8 percent in May, due to higher energy costs, but the year-on-year gain slowed from the previous month despite the Bank of Japan's 2 percent inflation target, government data shows. The nationwide core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food ...

Bank of Japan considers gathering price survey data online

Business Feb 19, 2019

Bank of Japan considers gathering price survey data online

The Bank of Japan is considering collecting data from businesses for its monthly price statistics online, to streamline its operations, it was learned Tuesday. Currently, the central bank sends and receives survey slips by mail. The BOJ aims to introduce the online procedures around fiscal 2022, ...

Business / Economy Jan 18, 2019

Japanese consumer prices rose a sluggish 0.9% in 2018

Consumer prices rose a sluggish 0.9 percent last year, according to government data published Friday, as the world's third-largest economy continues its yearslong battle to stoke weak inflation. The annual figure is far below the central bank's inflation target of 2 percent and comes as ...