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Japan's business mood, capex steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

Dec 13 2018

TOKYO Japanese business confidence and capital expenditure plans held steady from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, a sign companies weren't significantly worried about escalating trade frictions and global growth concerns.

Kuroda defends Japan central bank's ETF buying, sees no near-term exit

Dec 07 2018

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he saw no problems emerging from the central bank's purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), shrugging off criticism its growing presence is distorting the stock market.

Japan household spending unexpectedly falls, casts doubt over fourth quarter recovery

Dec 06 2018

TOKYO Japan's household spending unexpectedly fell in October and real wages slipped for a third straight month, adding to concerns about the strength of the economy as global trade frictions cloud export prospects.

BOJ's Kuroda dismisses chance of near-term rate hike

Dec 06 2018

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed the chance of a near-term interest rate hike, saying that restocking the central bank's policy ammunition now could delay the achievement of its inflation target.

Deputy governor says BOJ has room to boost stimulus, rebuffs demerit worries

Dec 05 2018

NIIGATA, Japan Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masazumi Wakatabe said on Wednesday the central bank should not hesitate to ramp up stimulus if risks to the economy threaten the achievement of its inflation target.

World outlook darkens as factory activity slips, orders fall

Dec 03 2018

LONDON/TOKYO Global economic prospects appear gloomy as year-end approaches after factory activity and export orders weakened in November, prompting analysts to predict no quick rebound amid persistent global trade tensions.

Global economy: Asia's outlook darkens as factory activity slips, new orders fall

Dec 03 2018

TOKYO Asia's economic prospects looked gloomy as factory activity and export orders weakened across the region in November, with analysts expecting no quick rebound amid simmering global trade frictions.

GLOBAL ECONOMY-Asia's outlook darkens as factory activity slips, new orders fall

Dec 03 2018

* Weak Japan capex survey points to deeper Q3 contraction (Adds India'S PMI)

UPDATE 2-BOJ policymaker urges banks to consolidate, not seek higher rates

Nov 29 2018

* Yield curve may not steepen as much as in past - Masai (Adds quotes from news conference)

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