Daniel Leussink

Japan's hot exports growth cools as COVID-19 hits supply chains

Sep 16 2021

TOKYO Japan's exports extended double-digit gains in August, led by strong shipments of chip manufacturing equipment, although the pace of growth weakened as COVID-19 hit key Asian supply chains and slowed factory production. | Video

Japan manufacturers' mood falls to 5-month low in Sept - Reuters Tankan

Sep 14 2021

TOKYO Japanese manufacturers' confidence worsened to a five-month low in September as the fallout from the latest wave of COVID-19 put fresh pressure on the world's third-largest economy, the Reuters Tankan poll showed.

Japan's Q3 growth forecast more than halved on COVID-19 impact

Sep 14 2021

TOKYO Japan's export-reliant economy will grow at less than half the pace in the current quarter than thought just one month ago, held back by local coronavirus outbreaks and the impact from the pandemic abroad, a Reuters poll found.

Japan PM contender Kishida targets income disparity; rival Takaichi launches bid

Sep 08 2021

TOKYO Japan should strive for a new form of capitalism to reduce income disparity that has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fumio Kishida, who hopes to become the next prime minister, said on Wednesday.

Japan's tepid July household spending adds to economic recovery doubts

Sep 07 2021

TOKYO Japan's household spending grew less than expected in July as a resurgence in COVID-19 cases hindered consumer activity, throwing broader economic recovery prospects into doubt.

Japan lays out growth strategy priorities ahead of elections

Sep 02 2021

(Removes reference to Suga being Japan's head of state in paragraph 3)

Japan lays out growth strategy priorities ahead of elections

Sep 02 2021

TOKYO, Sept 2 Japan announced on Thursday a list of initiatives it will focus on to promote green technology and digitalisation, as part of efforts to boost the economy's long-term growth.

First meeting for UK's CPTPP inclusion to be held in a month, Japan minister says

Sep 01 2021

TOKYO Member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreed to hold within a month a first meeting with Britain to discuss its inclusion in the trade deal, Japan's economy minister said on Wednesday.

Japan's July factory output slips as COVID-19 hits car production

Aug 31 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's industrial output shrank in July as car production took a hit from a coronavirus resurgence in Asia that has cast doubt over the recovery in the world's third-largest economy.

UPDATE 1-Tokyo core consumer prices stop falling for 1st time in 13 months

Aug 26 2021

* Rising accommodation cost support prices (Adds details, background)

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