TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a $122 billion fiscal package on Thursday to support stalling growth in the world's third-largest economy amid offshore risks and as policymakers look to sustain activity beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. | Video
Tokio Mitten in der globalen Wirtschaftsflaute will Japans Regierung mit einem groß angelegten Konjunkturprogramm das maue Wachstum befeuern.
TOKYO Japanese firms boosted capital spending in the September quarter, as retailers and wholesalers raised investment ahead of a long-awaited sales tax hike in October and factories maintained their automation push.
TOKYO, Dec 2 Japanese firms boosted capital
spending in the September quarter, as retailers and wholesalers
raised investment ahead of a long-awaited sales tax hike in
October and factories maintained their automation push.
TOKYO Japan's industrial output slipped at the fastest pace since early last year in October, exposing widening cracks in the economy which faces a decline in domestic and foreign demand.
TOKYO Japan's retail sales tumbled at their fastest pace in more than 4-1/2 years in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to cut spending, raising a red flag over the strength of domestic demand. | Video
TOKYO Japan's next budget will combine "growth-oriented" fiscal policy with the central bank's easy monetary stance, in line with expectations that the heavily indebted government will take advantage of ultra-low interest rates to boost spending.
TOKYO Japan's exports tumbled at their quickest pace in three years in October, threatening to tip the trade-reliant economy into recession as weakening demand from United States and China darkened the outlook.
TOKYO Bank of Japan policymakers debated whether extra easing measures were needed to hit the central bank's inflation target at its last policy meeting, a summary of opinions showed on Monday, as heightened risks threatened a fragile economic recovery.