/ Oct 3, 2016

Business confidence weakest since Abenomics began in 2013

Business confidence at Japan's largest manufacturers has sunk to its weakest level since Tokyo launched measures to kick-start the tepid economy more than three years ago, the central bank said in its quarterly sentiment survey Monday. The Bank of Japan's closely watched tankan report comes ...

/ Aug 19, 2016

Japan manufacturers' mood at lowest since 2013: poll

Japanese manufacturers' mood soured in August to its lowest since 2013, when the central bank embarked on aggressive monetary easing, a poll has shown, reflecting the pain caused by a rising yen and highlighting the huge task facing policymakers to generate growth. The Reuters Tankan, ...

Dec 15, 2015

Tightest job market since 1992 may weigh on Japan bonds

The nation's most severe labor shortage in almost quarter of a century will support the central bank's inflation target and weaken appetite for already low-yielding bonds. The Bank of Japan's quarterly tankan survey on Monday showed it has not been so difficult for employers to ...

Latest 'tankan' shows sentiment intact at big firms

/ Dec 14, 2015

Latest 'tankan' shows sentiment intact at big firms

Confidence in the economy among large manufacturers unexpectedly held up in the past few months, suggesting record corporate profits are compensating for uncertainty about the effects of an expected U.S. rate increase and the slowdown in China. The tankan index of business sentiment was unchanged ...