Business / Economy Jul 12, 2016

Japan's wholesale prices fell 4.2% in June

Wholesale prices fell 4.2 percent in June from a year earlier for a 15th straight month of decline, impacted by falling crude oil and commodity prices, as well as a strong yen, Bank of Japan data showed Tuesday. The index of corporate goods prices stood ...

Wholesale prices fell 3.1% in January

Business / Economy Feb 10, 2016

Wholesale prices fell 3.1% in January

Japan's wholesale prices dropped 3.1 percent in January from a year earlier for the 10th straight month of decline, with a slowing Chinese economy and oversupply concerns leading to lower crude oil and other commodity prices, the Bank of Japan said Wednesday. The index of ...

Business / Economy Sep 4, 2015

Japanese wages post 0.6% rise, steepest in a decade

Regular wages increased in July by the most in nearly 10 years, aiding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to reflate the world's third-biggest economy. Base pay climbed 0.6 percent from a year earlier, the biggest increase since November 2005, the labor ministry said on Friday. ...

Business / Economy Jul 29, 2015

Retail sales fall for first time in three months

Retail sales nationwide declined for the first time in three months in June, sapping an economy that analysts say struggled last quarter amid sluggish exports and production. Sales slid 0.8 percent from May, when they gained 1.7 percent, government data released on Wednesday show. The ...

Business / Economy Jul 10, 2015

June consumer confidence rises for first time in three months

Consumer confidence improved slightly in June, rising for the first time in three months amid higher share prices and improving employment conditions, the government said Friday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among households made up of two or more people increased 0.3 point from ...