Japan Finance Minister Aso says economy's recovery trend remains intact

TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the economy remains in a recovery trend, following a slew of economic indicators that cast some doubt about the strength of a rebound from April's sales tax hike.

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Japan to seek return of all its citizens held by North Korea 01 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Japan is determined to secure the return of all its citizens abducted by North Korea, a cabinet minister said on Monday, warning Pyongyang to take seriously its promise to report fully on the emotive issue.

UPDATE 3-Japan and India vow to boost defence ties during summit 01 Sep 2014

* Modi takes veiled swipe at China (Adds new quotes from Abe, Modi)


Japanese PM's adviser calls for delay in next sales tax rise to 2017 01 Sep 2014

TOKYO - An economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that a planned rise in the sales tax should be delayed by a year and half to 2017 because a first increase in April had hit the economy harder than expected.


Japan's Nissay to launch new India-focused funds 01 Sep 2014

MUMBAI - Japan's Nissay Asset Management, part of Nippon Life Insurance, is launching two India-focused funds that will invest in equity and debt markets, the fund manager said in a statement on Monday.


Japan, India agree to speed up nuclear energy talks 01 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, agreed at a summit on Monday to accelerate talks on a nuclear energy pact, the two leaders said in a joint statement.