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Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japan's corporate image hit by falsification scandal: poll

Nov 09 2018

TOKYO Almost three-quarters of Japanese firms said the recent data falsification scandal involving KYB Corp , a maker of earthquake shock absorbers, has hurt Japan's corporate image, a Reuters poll found, although few saw any impact on their businesses.

Japanese firms see U.S. trade talks boosting exports despite Trump rhetoric

Nov 08 2018

TOKYO Half of Japanese companies expect new trade talks with Washington to boost their U.S.-bound exports, a Reuters poll found, despite President Donald Trump's intensifying drive to cut the trade gap between the two major economies.

Japan manufacturers' mood sours amid trade war fears: Reuters Tankan

Nov 07 2018

TOKYO Japanese manufacturers' business confidence worsened in November and was expected to deteriorate further, the Reuters Tankan poll showed, reflecting apprehension over the risks of a full-blown trade war between the United States and China.

Bank of Japan rules out early rate hike, warns of growth, financial risks

Oct 31 2018

TOKYO Japan's central bank chief on Wednesday ruled out a near-term interest rate hike amid risks from global trade disputes, but also raised a firm warning about vulnerabilities in the financial system from years of loose monetary policy.

Japan retail sales growth slows, likely a drag on third quarter GDP

Oct 28 2018

TOKYO Japan's retail sales rose for an 11th consecutive month in September from a year earlier but the pace of gains slowed from the prior month, in a sign private consumption may not be strong enough to avoid a broader slowdown in economic growth.

China-Japan sign three-year forex swap deal to strengthen financial stability, business activity

Oct 26 2018

TOKYO Japan and China on Friday signed a currency swap arrangement of up to $30 billion (23.41 billion pounds) - the largest such bilateral deal concluded by Tokyo - to strengthen financial stability and spur business activity in both countries, the Bank of Japan said.

China-Japan sign three-year FX swap deal to strengthen financial stability, business activity

Oct 26 2018

TOKYO Japan and China on Friday signed a currency swap arrangement of up to $30 billion - the largest such bilateral deal concluded by Tokyo - to strengthen financial stability and spur business activity in both countries, the Bank of Japan said.

Ex-BOJ chief Shirakawa warns monetary policy no quick fix to Japan's woes

Oct 22 2018

TOKYO Monetary policy is not a solution to Japan's economic malaise, the country's former central bank head Masaaki Shirakawa said, calling instead for more focus on measures to address structural problems like falling productivity amid an ageing population.

Ex-BOJ chief Shirakawa warns monetary policy no quick fix to Japan's woes

Oct 22 2018

TOKYO Monetary policy is not a solution to Japan's economic malaise, the country's former central bank head Masaaki Shirakawa said, calling instead for more focus on measures to address structural problems like falling productivity amid an ageing population.

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