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G7 summit seen ending without communique due to gaps on trade: source

7:05am BST

A Group of Seven summit to be held this weekend in France will likely end without a joint communique due to gaps between member nations on trade, a Japanese government official with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Japan Inc backs Abe's tough trade stance vs South Korea amid row - Reuters poll

12:19am BST

TOKYO Japanese companies broadly support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tough trade stance against South Korea, a Reuters poll found.

Faced with global downturn fears, Japan Inc avoids raising bonuses - Reuters poll

12:14am BST

TOKYO Three-fourths of Japanese companies aren't raising annual bonuses this summer, a Reuters poll found, a sign many see growth sputtering in the world's third-largest economy as the U.S.-China trade war stokes fears of a global recession.

Japan's exports slip for eighth month, sales to China drop as recession fears grow

19 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's exports slipped for an eighth month in July, while manufacturers' confidence turned negative for the first time in over six years as China-bound sales slumped again in a fresh sign the Sino-U.S. trade war could tip the economy into recession.

Japan manufacturers turn pessimistic for first time since 2013 - Reuters Tankan

19 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japanese manufacturers turned pessimistic about business prospects for the first time in more than six years in August as the spectre of a global downturn looms large amid the escalating Sino-U.S. trade war, the monthly Reuters Tankan survey showed on Monday.

As Japan frets about dearth of AI talent, Daikin develops own program

05 Aug 2019

OSAKA There's a sense of panic within Japan Inc and the government - the world's No. 3 economy doesn't have enough experts in artificial intelligence and it's time to do something about it.

Japan finance minister warns against yen gains, seeks FX stability

02 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's finance minister Taro Aso warned on Friday against recent yen gains and highlighted the importance of exchange rate stability, after a surge in the Japanese currency threatened to hurt the country's export competitiveness.

BOJ debated further easing if price outlook threatened: June minutes

02 Aug 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan policymakers discussed the possibility of further easing, with one board member saying the central bank must overcome deflation by keeping its stance of taking some kind of policy response if its price outlook comes under threat, minutes of the central bank's June 19-20 meeting showed on Friday.

BOJ commits to easing further if inflation sputters, keeps policy steady

30 Jul 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan held off on expanding stimulus on Tuesday but committed to doing so "without hesitation" if a global slowdown jeopardises the country's economic recovery.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.