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TSE sets up committee on outage as Fujitsu continues investigation

Oct 07 2020

TOKYO The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has appointed four external board members to a committee to investigate last week's trading outage as its system developer, Fujitsu Ltd , continues to examine the cause of the incident.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-TSE sets up committee on outage as Fujitsu continues investigation

Oct 06 2020

TOKYO, Oct 5 The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has appointed four external board members to a committee to investigate last week's trading outage as its system developer, Fujitsu Ltd, continues to examine the cause of the incident. A hardware glitch paralysed trading in the world's third-largest equity market on Thursday, testing the exchange's credibility just as the country's new prime minister prioritises digitalisation.

Japan's next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by 'Abenomics'

Sep 01 2020

TOKYO Whoever succeeds Shinzo Abe as Japan's prime minister will be confronted with growing signs that the job market is deteriorating in an economy laid low by the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's low jobless rate masks deepening worker despair

Aug 18 2020

TOKYO Japan's low unemployment rate on paper suggests an economy weathering the coronavirus reasonably well, but official figures belie worsening prospects for the country's army of temporary workers, who make up about 40% of the jobs market.

Japan's crowdfunding firms report surge in business during pandemic

Jul 22 2020

TOKYO Japanese crowdfunding companies said they have enjoyed a surge in business during the pandemic-induced economic havoc, as they quickly connect cash-strapped firms to people keen to donate, lend or invest.

Japan's big banks boost lending as pandemic intensifies corporate funding strains

May 13 2020

TOKYO Lending by Japan's major banks rose in April at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis in 2009, data showed on Wednesday, highlighting a jump in borrowings by firms facing funding strains in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Japan's March jobless rate rises to one-year high as coronavirus hits economy

Apr 27 2020

TOKYO Japan's March jobless rate rose to its highest in a year, while job availability slipped to a more than three-year low, official data showed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus outbreak and containment measures caused the nation's job market to ease.

Japan's March jobless rate rises to one-year high as coronavirus hits economy

Apr 27 2020

TOKYO, April 28 Japan's March jobless rate rose to its highest in a year, while job availability slipped to a more than three-year low, official data showed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus outbreak and containment measures caused the nation's job market to ease.

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