Consumer inflation in Japan edged up in April, lifted by pricier energy and utilities, but remained well below the Bank of Japan’s 2 per cent target. Headline and core consumer prices rose 0.9 per cent
TOKYO (Reuters) - An inflation gauge closely watched by the Bank of Japan accelerated at its fastest pace in almost three years as some retailers passed on rising costs to households, a positive sign the
NAGASAKI, Japan (Reuters) - A sales tax hike scheduled for October could derail Japan’s economic recovery, a central bank board member said on Wednesday, noting more monetary stimulus would be needed a
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan would adjust interest rates by paying heed to its impact on domestic and overseas financial markets when it comes to exiting from monetary stimulus, Deputy BOJ Governor
Japan should forget about balancing its budget and run deficits for the indefinite future, according to a radical new policy proposal by Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist of the IMF. Mr Blanchard
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturers' morale improved in May for the first time in seven months, a Reuters poll showed, as recession worries eased, although companies were concerned about the impact
Japanese bank stocks hit a new, unwanted record last week: the dividend yield on the Topix banks index rose above 4% for the first time since at least 1973, according to Refinitiv data. That’s not because
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday warned that escalating U.S.-China trade tensions could hurt business sentiment and inflict widespread damage on the economy. Worries
Alvin Hansen’s timing could hardly have been worse. In early 1939, almost a decade after the Wall Street crash and six months before Hitler invaded Poland, he said America’s best years were behind it.
The accession of Emperor Naruhito on May 1 launched a new imperial epoch in the Japanese calendar — the Reiwa, or beautiful harmony, era replaces the Heisei, or achieving peace, era that ran from 1989.
Japan is more likely to go ahead and raise its consumption tax this autumn after the economy unexpectedly grew by an annualised 2.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. The news, which defied analyst
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in January- March, driven by net contributions from exports and defying forecasts for a contraction in the world's third-largest economy.