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UPDATE 1-BOJ holds policy, sticks to modest economic growth view despite trade perils

19 Sep 2018

* Governor Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT (Recasts with policy decision)

Japan's booming July machinery orders point to accelerating capex, growth

13 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders robustly exceeded expectations in July, rebounding from the previous month's decline and firming up the view that capital expenditure will continue to expand and boost overall economic growth.

Adviser to Japan PM calls for 10 trillion yen stimulus after tax hike

06 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japan should spend 10 trillion yen (70 billion pounds) on fiscal stimulus each year for the next five years to offset a decline in consumption expected after a sales tax hike, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday.

Japan finance minister seeks record 2019 budget to boost welfare, defence spending

04 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday initial budget requests for fiscal 2019 would likely reach a record high around 102 trillion yen (714 billion pounds), given an ageing population and defence challenges from China and North Korea.

BOJ's Suzuki: need to watch policy impact on bond market

29 Aug 2018

Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said on Wednesday central bankers need to pay more attention to how the bond market is affected by its ultra loose monetary policy, which is likely to be in place for a long time.

Japan's labour crunch is reshaping how companies attract workers

13 Aug 2018

(This Aug 1 story cuts erroneous information in 17th paragraph.)

Japan's economy rebounds on brisk spending but trade rifts cloud outlook

10 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japan's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter, helped by strong household and business spending and recovering from an earlier contraction, but global trade tensions loom as major risks to the export and investment outlook. | Video

Japan machinery orders tumble, fuel doubts on capex

09 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in June at the fastest pace in six months, with firms expecting another modest drop in the third quarter in a sign capital expenditure may have peaked out as global trade friction clouds the horizon.

Japan wage growth hits 21-year high, signals pickup in household spending

07 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japan's household spending slid in June but real wages rose at their fastest pace in more than 21 years thanks to higher summer bonuses, a sign the benefits of a prolonged economic recovery are broadening. | Video

BOJ seeks to make its ammunition last longer as options dwindle

31 Jul 2018

TOKYO The Bank of Japan pledged to keep its massive stimulus in place but made tweaks to reduce adverse effects of its policies on markets and commercial banks, reflecting the central bank's view that its inflation target remains stubbornly out of reach. | Video

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