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Tetsushi Kajimoto

No need for further BOJ easing, most Japan firms say: poll

Jul 18 2019

TOKYO An overwhelming majority of Japanese firms see no need for the Bank of Japan to ease policy further this year, a Reuters survey showed, despite speculation the central bank may do so as early as this month as economic pressures mount.

Japanese firms want Abe to keep big majority in upper house election: poll

Jul 18 2019

TOKYO Most Japanese companies hope Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc will be able to keep its large majority in upper house elections on Sunday, a Reuters poll showed, despite concerns over his welfare and labor policies.

Japan manufacturers' mood hits three-year low: Reuters Tankan

Jul 18 2019

TOKYO Japanese manufacturers' business confidence hit a three-year low in July, highlighting the fragility of the export-led economy as external demand slackens in the face of cooling global growth and trade friction, the Reuters Tankan showed. | Video

Sliding Japan exports, manufacturing gloom heighten economic risks

Jul 17 2019

TOKYO Japan's exports fell yet again in June, while manufacturers' confidence crumbled to a three-year low this month as a Sino-U.S. tariff row, slowing China growth and rising trade protectionism heaped pressure on the world's third-biggest economy.

Japan machinery orders fall most in eight months in worrying sign for economy

Jul 08 2019

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders fell by the most in eight months in a worrying sign that global trade tensions are taking a toll on corporate investment, casting doubt that solid domestic demand can help offset external pressure on the export-reliant economy.

Japan PM Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade

Jul 03 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he was not considering raising the sales tax beyond 10% under his administration, and that he saw no such need for at least a decade.

Japan PM Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade

Jul 03 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he was not considering raising the sales tax beyond 10% under his administration, and that he saw no such need for at least a decade.

Japan, U.S. agree to accelerate trade talks from July

Jun 28 2019

OSAKA Japan and the United States agreed on Friday to hold working-level meetings intensively from early next month to accelerate progress towards a two-way trade agreement, Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said.

Japanese businesses see economy peaking out, want more stimulus - Reuters poll

Jun 18 2019

TOKYO Japan's economy is likely to stop expanding this year and into next with the Sino-U.S. trade war and a planned sales tax hike expected to crimp activity, a Reuters poll of Japanese companies found, with most calling for fresh stimulus to prop up growth.

Japan exports slide for 6th month as trade troubles knock demand, weaken outlook

Jun 18 2019

TOKYO Japan's exports fell for a sixth straight month in May as China-bound shipments of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and car parts weakened, in a sign of a deteriorating outlook for growth as the trade-reliant economy faces persistent pressure from slowing external demand.

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