TOKYO Japan's service sector sentiment improved slightly in November, recovering from a multi-year low hit in the previous month when a sales tax hike and a huge typhoon hit business morale.
TOKYO Japanese households cut their spending for the first time in almost a year in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to rein in expenses and natural disasters disrupted business.
TOKYO Confidence at big manufacturers in Japan in the three months to December likely worsened to its lowest in nearly seven years, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as the U.S.-China trade war, a sales tax hike and a huge typhoon knocked the economy.
TOKYO Japan's lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday a limited trade deal Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed with the United States, clearing the way for tariff cuts next year on items including U.S. farm goods and Japanese machine tools.
TOKYO, Nov 19 Japan's lower house of parliament
approved on Tuesday a limited trade deal Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe agreed with the United States, clearing the way for tariff
cuts next year on items including U.S. farm goods and Japanese
TOKYO Shinzo Abe may be about to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister, but he also looks set to lead the world's third-largest economy into a downturn, with little sign that his much-vaunted "Abenomics" stimulus policies will help turn things around.
TOKYO Economists are largely split on the Bank of Japan's next move, according to a Reuters poll, with a growing number saying the central bank would unwind stimulus as its next course of action.
TOKYO Japan's household spending rose at the fastest pace on record in September as consumers rushed to buy goods before a sales tax hike, though the test for the economy will be whether the higher levy will squeeze domestic demand in coming months.
TOKYO Japan's September jobless rate climbed from near 30-year lows and job availability slipped, government data showed on Friday, suggesting the nation's tightest jobs market in decades may be reaching its peak.
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