NAGASAKI, Japan On Japan's southern tip, some initiatives to revitalise local businesses are making small but steady success, offering a silver lining for a region that has long suffered from an ageing population and declining economy.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth and inflation forecasts for the current fiscal year on Thursday but offered a more upbeat view on the recovery outlook, signalling that it has delivered enough stimulus for the time being.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive stimulus programme on Thursday and vow to take further action if the economic fallout from the coronavirus shock threatens a return to deflation.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan is set to keep monetary policy steady on Thursday and signal its readiness to extend the duration of a crisis-response package that has become a primary tool to deal with the deepening economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
* Govt hopes travel campaign, fee waivers will keep ANA
TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices slipped for the second consecutive month in September, a sign that a coronavirus-induced demand downturn is piling deflationary pressure on the world's third-largest economy already blighted by recession.
* Prolonged battle with pandemic could hurt banking system
(Recasts with details of report, stress test results and
estimates on relief impact)
* Nearly 60% of households said no big change in income vs
TOKYO The International Monetary Fund gave a thumbs-up on Wednesday to plans by new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to maintain the thrust of his predecessor's "Abenomics" stimulus programmes, while pushing through reforms to revitalise the economy.