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Japan launches $122 billion stimulus to fight trade risks, post-Olympic slump

05 Dec 2019

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

Japan schnürt 220 Milliarden Euro schweres Konjunkturpaket

05 Dec 2019

Tokio Mitten in der globalen Wirtschaftsflaute will Japans Regierung mit einem groß angelegten Konjunkturprogramm das maue Wachstum befeuern.

Japan's third-quarter capex jumps on higher retail sector investment

02 Dec 2019

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.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Japan's Q3 capex jumps as merchants boost investment pre-sales tax hike

02 Dec 2019

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.

Japan's factory output posts largest fall in almost two years

29 Nov 2019

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.

Japan's retail sales slump the most since 2015 as tax hike hits demand

28 Nov 2019

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

Japan budget outline seeks to mix monetary and pro-growth fiscal policies

27 Nov 2019

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.

Japan's exports post worst fall in three years as shipments to U.S., China drop

20 Nov 2019

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.

BOJ debated whether to boost stimulus if inflation momentum stalls: October summary

11 Nov 2019

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.

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