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Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japan factory mood hits weakest since 2016 as trade rifts bite: Reuters Tankan

Mar 19 2019

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers hit its weakest in two-and-a-half years in March, a Reuters poll showed, as global trade friction fueled concerns that a postwar record growth cycle driven by Abenomics may be over.

Japan's exports slump again on weak external demand, puts BOJ on notice

Mar 17 2019

TOKYO Japan's exports fell for a third month in February in a sign of growing strain on the trade-reliant economy, suggesting the central bank might be forced to offer more stimulus eventually to temper the effects of slowing external demand and trade frictions.

On Japan Sea coast, small firm shows scars of China's economic woes

Mar 14 2019

JOETSU, Japan In snow country along Japan's northern coast, a small manufacturer of precision moulds is feeling the pain of China's economic slowdown.

Japanese firms offer smaller pay raises as economy wobbles

Mar 13 2019

TOKYO Big Japanese firms offered smaller pay increases at annual wage talks on Wednesday as the economy sputters, tempering hopes that domestic consumption will offset external risks to growth.

RPT-Japan firms wary of wage hike as economy wobbles amid trade war, global slowdown

Mar 12 2019

TOKYO, March 12 Big Japanese firms are set to offer smaller pay increases this year at annual wage talks on Wednesday as the economy sputters, tempering hopes that domestic consumption will offset external risks to growth.

Japan firms wary of wage hike as economy wobbles amid trade war, global slowdown

Mar 12 2019

TOKYO, March 12 Big Japanese firms are set to offer smaller pay increases this year at annual wage talks on Wednesday as the economy sputters, tempering hopes that domestic consumption will offset external risks to growth.

Japan sees global growth risks persisting on trade war, China slowdown

Mar 07 2019

TOKYO Downside risks in the global economy are likely to persist over the medium to long term, pressured by the Sino-U.S. trade war and a slowdown in China, Japan's top financial diplomat said.

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