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Japan tax revision targets corporate cashpile to spur spending, 5G investment

7:26am GMT

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.

BOJ's reflationist board member sees no need for more policy steps

06 Dec 2019

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.

Japan firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics, seek more stimulus: Reuters poll

06 Dec 2019

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.

BOJ's low-rate policy not behind megabank's fee moves: Aso

06 Dec 2019

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.

Japan firms back tighter foreign ownership reporting rules: Reuters poll

06 Dec 2019

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.

Japan launches $122 billion stimulus to fight trade risks, post-Olympic slump

05 Dec 2019

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

Japan schnürt 220 Milliarden Euro schweres Konjunkturpaket

05 Dec 2019

Tokio Mitten in der globalen Wirtschaftsflaute will Japans Regierung mit einem groß angelegten Konjunkturprogramm das maue Wachstum befeuern.

Japan manufacturers turn less pessimistic, service sector mood brightens - Reuters Tankan Poll

04 Dec 2019

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.

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