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Japan's business mood, capex steady but outlook sours - BOJ tankan

2:19am GMT

TOKYO Japanese business confidence and capital expenditure plans held steady from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, a sign companies weren't significantly worried about escalating trade frictions and global growth concerns.

Japan's economy shrinks most in four years as global risks hit business spending

10 Dec 2018

TOKYO The Japanese economy contracted the most in over four years in the third quarter as companies slashed spending, threatening to chill the investment outlook in 2019 as the export-reliant nation grapples with slowing global growth and trade frictions.

Japan firms see trade war, sales tax pressuring economy in 2019

06 Dec 2018

TOKYO Most Japanese firms expect flat or weaker domestic growth next year and are even more pessimistic about global growth amid concerns over the impact of the U.S.-China trade war and a planned sales tax hike at home, a Reuters poll showed.

Japan manufacturers' mood down, bodes ill for Bank of Japan survey: Reuters Tankan

05 Dec 2018

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers worsened for a second straight month in December and is seen slipping further, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Thursday, pointing to declines in the central bank's upcoming tankan business survey.

Japan's corporate investment slows sharply, raises doubt about outlook

03 Dec 2018

TOKYO Japanese corporate capital expenditure rose for an eighth consecutive quarter in July-September but the pace of gains slowed sharply, raising doubts about the strength of business activity amid global trade frictions.

Japan factory output expands most since 2015, but outlook dims

30 Nov 2018

TOKYO Japan's factory output grew the most in October since 2015, rebounding from a fall in the prior month caused by natural disasters, though manufacturers face a tough road ahead in the face of increasing risks from global trade frictions.

Japan retail sales rise most in 10 months, signal economic rebound

29 Nov 2018

TOKYO Japan's retail sales grew the fastest in 10 months in October as consumers shelled out more on fuel, cars, medicines and cosmetics, in a sign the world's third-largest economy is likely returning to growth after a summer stumble.

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