Japan Headlines

Fri, Aug 22 2014

BOJ's Kuroda says Japan exports to pick up slowly

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JACKSON HOLE Wyo. - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday that he expects an improving global economy will gradually boost Japanese exports.

22 Aug 2014

BOJ's Kuroda says Japan exports to pick up slowly

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JACKSON HOLE Wyo. - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday that he expects an improving global economy will gradually boost Japanese exports.

Business, Japan 22 Aug 2014

BOJ's Kuroda says Japan exports to pick up slowly

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22 - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday that he expects an improving global economy will gradually boost Japanese exports.

22 Aug 2014

WTO rules against Argentina in import restrictions case

GENEVA/WASHINGTON - A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel ruled against Argentina on Friday in a 2012 case brought by the United States, European Union and Japan against Argentine import licensing rules used to restrict imports.

Business, Japan 22 Aug 2014

UPDATE 2-Japan's Murata to buy Peregrine Semiconductor for $465 mln

* Deal worth $471 mln including shares already held by Murata

Regulatory News, Japan 22 Aug 2014

WTO rules against Argentina in import restrictions case

GENEVA/WASHINGTON - A World Trade Organization dispute panel ruled against Argentina on Friday in a 2012 case brought by the United States, European Union and Japan against the South American country's licensing rules used to restrict imports.

22 Aug 2014

Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars some Japanese citizens

MOSCOW - Russia on Friday banned several Japanese citizens from entering the country, expanding retaliatory measures against countries which have imposed sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.

Japan, World 22 Aug 2014

Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

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HIROSHIMA - Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster. | Video

Environment, Japan 22 Aug 2014

Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars entry to some Japanese citizens

MOSCOW - Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday it had handed Japan's ambassador in Moscow a list of Japanese citizens barred from entering Russia.

22 Aug 2014

Japan data seen showing timid rebound, weak consumer spending

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TOKYO - Japan faces a run of decisive indicators next week, with economists polled by Reuters expecting July's industrial output and consumer spending figures to show an uninspired recovery from the sting of April's sales tax hike.

Business, Japan 22 Aug 2014
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UK’s strong GDP has a soft centre

The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.