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Japan's growth strategy includes steps to promote mergers among SME's

01 Dec 2020

TOKYO Japan will consider giving subsidies and tax breaks to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them restructure and adjust to a post-coronavirus world, an interim report of the government's economic growth strategy showed on Tuesday.

Japan corporate capex, profits sag as COVID impact bites

01 Dec 2020

TOKYO Japanese companies cut spending on plant and equipment in July-September for a second straight quarter as the coronavirus hit private sector demand, keeping policymakers under pressure to deploy large stimulus to respond to the pandemic.

Japan factory output grows for fifth month, retail sales surge

30 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's industrial output rose for the fifth straight month in October and retail sales in the same month grew the most in over a year, signalling the economy was recovering further from the damage caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Japan ruling party calls for major green investment in draft plan

27 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's ruling party will call on the government to promote environmental investment with a major decade-long spending programme for the country, whose Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has made a green society a key policy priority.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Japan's ruling party to propose big spending on green investment - draft

27 Nov 2020

* LDP calls for decade-long spending plan on green investment

Japan cuts capex view, says overall conditions remain severe in November report

25 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's government cut its view on capital spending in November for the fifth time this year as companies trimmed investment, and said overall economic conditions were still severe due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan cuts capex view, says overall conditions remain severe in November report

25 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's government cut its view on capital spending in November for the fifth time this year as companies trimmed investment, and said overall economic conditions were still severe due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's ramen bars struggle to stay open as COVID hammers small firms

24 Nov 2020

TOKYO Sixty-year-old Yashiro Haga is folding his Tokyo noodle ramen shop after 15 years in December, unable to overcome the prospect of a lasting customer slump due to the coronavirus crisis.

Japan considering lifting ban on fully-online shareholder meetings in COVID-19 era

19 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan will consider allowing companies to hold annual general meetings completely online, a government panel tasked with drafting the country's growth strategy said on Thursday.

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