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Japan's June machinery orders post biggest jump on record in relief for economy

Aug 13 2019

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rebounded in June to post their largest monthly expansion on record, in a sign corporate investment remains resilient to slowing global growth and international trade frictions.

UPDATE 2-Japan's June machinery orders post biggest jump on record in relief for economy

Aug 13 2019

* Core orders seen at -6.1% in July-Sept vs +7.5% in Apr-June

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Japan's June machinery orders post surprise rebound

Aug 13 2019

* Core orders seen at -6.1% in July-Sept vs +7.5% in Apr-June

Japan says South Korea failed to justify trade restriction

Aug 13 2019

TOKYO Japan hit back at South Korea on Tuesday for removing Tokyo's fast-track trade status, with the industry minister saying Seoul had failed to explain its reason for the latest move in an escalating trade row.

Japan says S.Korea failed to justify trade restriction

Aug 13 2019

TOKYO, Aug 13 Japan hit back at South Korea on Tuesday for removing Tokyo's fast-track trade status, with the industry minister saying Seoul had failed to explain its reason for the move -- the latest in an escalating trade row.

Japan's GDP thumps forecasts on robust consumer, business sectors

Aug 09 2019

TOKYO Japan's economy grew much faster than expected in April-June to mark the third straight quarter of expansion, as robust household consumption and business investment offset the hit to exports from cooling global demand.

Japan's June household spending firm but real wages cloud outlook

Aug 05 2019

TOKYO Japan's household spending rose for a seventh straight month in June, amid signs resilient consumer activity could help counter the effects of weak global demand, although the consumption outlook was clouded by softer wages.

Japan signals it will act to curb any excessive yen rises

Aug 05 2019

TOKYO Japan's top currency diplomat on Monday warned investors against significantly pushing up the yen, signaling that Tokyo was ready to intervene in the currency market if excessive yen gains threatened to hurt the export-reliant economy.

Bank of Japan commits to easing further if inflation sputters, keeps policy steady

Jul 30 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan held off on expanding stimulus on Tuesday but committed to doing so "without hesitation" if a global slowdown jeopardizes the country's economic recovery.

Japan says GDP growth could slow to 0.9% on weakening global demand

Jul 29 2019

TOKYO Japan's government slashed its economic growth forecast for this year largely due to weaker exports, in a sign the protracted U.S.-China trade war is taking a bigger toll on the world's third-largest economy.

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