TOKYO Japan unveiled tax measures on Thursday aimed at encouraging companies to spend their cash piles on start-ups and other investments and stimulating a slowing economy, while also helping firms to compete with China's advance in 5G technology.
TOKYO/OITA, Japan Bank of Japan's vocal advocate of reflationary policy said on Thursday he saw no need to take extra steps to complement the government's fresh stimulus plan, bolstering market views the BOJ is in no mood to top up its already massive monetary easing.
TOKYO Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the run-up to the event, prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy, a Reuters poll showed.
TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he did not believe the central bank's negative interest rate policy was behind a megabank's decision to consider implementing fees on some banking services.
TOKYO A vast majority of Japanese firms back the government's recent decision to tighten reporting requirements for foreign investment in industries related to national security, a Reuters poll found, despite criticism from overseas investors.
TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a $122 billion fiscal package on Thursday to support stalling growth in the world's third-largest economy amid offshore risks and as policymakers look to sustain activity beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. | Video
Tokio Mitten in der globalen Wirtschaftsflaute will Japans Regierung mit einem groß angelegten Konjunkturprogramm das maue Wachstum befeuern.
TOKYO Japanese manufacturers turned less gloomy about their business conditions in December while the service sector outlook improved from the prior month's survey, the Reuters Tankan poll showed, ahead of an expected economic stimulus package to bolster the economy.