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Bank of Japan now more likely to ease further, economists say: Reuters poll

14 Aug 2019

TOKYO The chances the Bank of Japan eases further have increased, according to over half of economists polled by Reuters after the central bank last month committed to expanding stimulus if a global slowdown derails the economic recovery here.

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's core inflation hits two-year low, might push BOJ to ease again soon

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO Japan's core inflation slowed to its weakest in about two years in June, underlining policymakers' long battle to boost consumer prices and adding to speculation the Bank of Japan could deliver more stimulus later this month.

Bank of Japan's next move to be more easing, say majority of economists - Reuters poll

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO Expectations have risen sharply that the Bank of Japan's next policy move will be to ease further, a Reuters poll of economists found, as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set to cut interest rates this month for the first time in over a decade.

Japan's household spending rises the most in four years in hopeful sign for economy

05 Jul 2019

TOKYO Household spending in Japan rose at the fastest pace in four years in May, in a sign improving domestic demand will offer some support for an economy facing growing external pressure.

Japan May factory output surprisingly strong, but trade risks linger

28 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's industrial output rose at the fastest pace in more than a year in May on the back of higher car production, suggesting that growth is holding up despite fears manufacturers remain pressured by the U.S.-China trade war.

BOJ tankan to show big manufacturers' mood at near three-year low: Reuters poll

21 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japanese big manufacturers' business confidence likely worsened to nearly three-year lows in the June quarter as the U.S.-China trade war and weakening global demand hurt the export-reliant economy, a Reuters' poll found on Friday.

In shift, economists now split over BOJ's next move - Reuters poll

19 Jun 2019

TOKYO In a shift reflecting growing concerns about Japan's economy, economists are now split over whether the central bank will next unwind - or further loosen - its ultra-easy monetary policy.

From sushi robots to farm drones: Japan Inc. innovation thwarts BOJ's efforts

17 Jun 2019

TOKYO Bakeries in Japan deploy cash registers that ring up pastries by reading their shape and colour, construction robots scurry to lay out the next day's building materials in the dead of night and machines churn out sushi rice balls.

From sushi robots to farm drones: Japan Inc. innovation thwarts BOJ's efforts

17 Jun 2019

Bakeries in Japan deploy cash registers that ring up pastries by reading their shape and color, construction robots scurry to lay out the next day's building materials in the dead of night and machines churn out sushi rice balls.

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