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Japan inflation edges higher but Bank of Japan still in a bind

Apr 18 2019

TOKYO Japan's core inflation picked up slightly in March from a year earlier, but remained distant from the Bank of Japan's ambitious 2 percent target in a sign of rising pressure on the central bank.

Japan's Aso to travel to U.S. April 25 for meeting with Mnuchin: source

Apr 17 2019

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso will travel to the United States on April 25 to meet Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the sidelines of a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump, a source said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-OECD says Japan should rely on sales tax to generate extra revenue

Apr 14 2019

* Cautions that BOJ's ETF purchases may distort markets (Adding TV and picture available)

Japan's February machinery orders rebound but investment outlook fragile

Apr 09 2019

TOKYO Japan's machinery orders posted their first monthly increase in four months in February due to improved demand from the energy and telecommunications sectors but weakening global conditions remain major challenges for the world's third-largest economy.

RPT-Japan faces recession risks with dearth of ammunition

Apr 08 2019

TOKYO, April 8 Japan appears to have dodged a recession thanks to resilient business spending but tanking factory and export sectors and a lack of policy options leave it particularly vulnerable if a projected recovery in the global economy fails to materialise.

Japan faces recession risks with dearth of ammunition

Apr 08 2019

TOKYO Japan appears to have dodged a recession thanks to resilient business spending but tanking factory and export sectors and a lack of policy options leave it particularly vulnerable if a projected recovery in the global economy fails to materialize.

Soft Japanese consumer, wages data casts doubt over household sector

Apr 05 2019

TOKYO Japan's household spending rose less than expected in February and real wages tumbled at the fastest pace in more than three years, raising concerns about the hit to the consumer sector from heightening global uncertainties.

Soft Japanese consumer, wages data casts doubt over household sector

Apr 04 2019

TOKYO Japan's household spending rose less than expected in February and real wages tumbled at the fastest pace in more than three years, raising concerns about the hit to the consumer sector from heightening global uncertainties.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Soft Japanese consumer, wages data casts doubt over household sector

Apr 04 2019

* Pick-up in consumption crucial for hitting BOJ's price goal

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