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Japan issues warning on excess currency market volatility

21 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's top currency diplomat on Friday issued a warning against excessive volatility in the exchange-rate market, threatening to act if currency moves become too volatile.

Japan ready to pursue flexible fiscal policy to offset economic risks

21 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's government on Friday signaled its readiness to pursue flexible fiscal spending next year to offset risks to economic growth.

Japan's slow inflation, manufacturing slump could draw early Bank of Japan action

21 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's core consumer inflation slowed in May and factory activity shrank in June, underlining the growing stress on the economy and keeping the central bank under pressure to expand its radical stimulus program, possibly as early as next month.

RPT-INSIGHT-Japan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

20 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 20 Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief.

BOJ joins Fed in signaling easing if needed, keeps policy steady for now

20 Jun 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but Governor Haruhiko Kuroda signalled readiness to ramp up stimulus as global risks cloud the economic outlook, joining U.S. and European central banks in dropping hints of additional easing.

Japan's gentleman equestrian at heart of Olympics corruption probe

20 Jun 2019

TOKYO Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief. | Video

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

19 Jun 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.

Japan government sticks to 'moderate' economic view despite global risks

18 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's government left its assessment of the economy unchanged in June, after revising it down twice in the past three months, even as the escalating U.S.-China trade war threatens to take a heavier toll on global growth.

Darkening mood among Japanese manufacturers flags risks ahead: Reuters Tankan

18 Jun 2019

TOKYO - Japanese manufacturers' business confidence dropped to a more than 2-1/2-year low in June, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, re-igniting fears the economy could be hit by slowing external demand in the face of a global slowdown and trade risks.

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