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Japan's exports slip for eighth month, sales to China drop as recession fears grow

11:10am BST

TOKYO Japan's exports slipped for an eighth month in July, while manufacturers' confidence turned negative for the first time in over six years as China-bound sales slumped again in a fresh sign the Sino-U.S. trade war could tip the economy into recession.

Japan's June machinery orders post biggest jump on record in relief for economy

14 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rebounded in June to post their largest monthly expansion on record, in a sign corporate investment remains resilient to slowing global growth and international trade frictions.

UPDATE 2-Japan's June machinery orders post biggest jump on record in relief for economy

14 Aug 2019

* Core orders seen at -6.1% in July-Sept vs +7.5% in Apr-June

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Japan's June machinery orders post surprise rebound

14 Aug 2019

* Core orders seen at -6.1% in July-Sept vs +7.5% in Apr-June

Japan says South Korea failed to justify trade restriction

13 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan hit back at South Korea on Tuesday for removing Tokyo's fast-track trade status, with the industry minister saying Seoul had failed to explain its reason for the latest move in an escalating trade row.

Japan says S.Korea failed to justify trade restriction

13 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 13 Japan hit back at South Korea on Tuesday for removing Tokyo's fast-track trade status, with the industry minister saying Seoul had failed to explain its reason for the move -- the latest in an escalating trade row.

Japan's GDP thumps forecasts on robust consumer, business sectors

09 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's economy grew much faster than expected in April-June to mark the third straight quarter of expansion, as robust household consumption and business investment offset the hit to exports from cooling global demand.

Japan's June household spending firm but real wages cloud outlook

06 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's household spending rose for a seventh straight month in June, amid signs resilient consumer activity could help counter the effects of weak global demand, although the consumption outlook was clouded by softer wages.

Japan signals it will act to curb any excessive yen rises

05 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's top currency diplomat on Monday warned investors against significantly pushing up the yen, signaling that Tokyo was ready to intervene in the currency market if excessive yen gains threatened to hurt the export-reliant economy.

Bank of Japan commits to easing further if inflation sputters, keeps policy steady

30 Jul 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan held off on expanding stimulus on Tuesday but committed to doing so "without hesitation" if a global slowdown jeopardizes the country's economic recovery.

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