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Japan to crack down on wealthy tax dodgers fleeing abroad

October 21, 2014 - 23:34
Japan is considering taxing the capital gains on stocks and other financial assets held by residents moving overseas, part of an effort to prevent the super rich from escaping tax bills. (Nikkei)
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Dept. store sales down 0.7% in Sept.

October 21, 2014 - 22:50
Sales at department stores in Japan in September decreased 0.7 percent from a year before on a same-store basis, down for the sixth consecutive month, according to the Japan Department Stores Association. (The Japan News)
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New economy minister faces energy, tax challenges ahead

October 21, 2014 - 22:48
Yoichi Miyazawa, the new economy, trade and industry minister, will immediately face many important and difficult challenges over energy policies. (The Japan News)
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Nikkei extends fall on Shiozaki comments, gets little help from China data

October 21, 2014 - 09:32
Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday, with the market latching on to comments from the welfare minister on the country's public pension fund as an excuse to take profits from outsized gains the previous day. (
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BOJ cuts economic assessment for Tohoku region

October 20, 2014 - 23:43
The Bank of Japan has downgraded its economic assessment for one of nine regions in Japan, but has kept the assessment for the others unchanged. (NHK)
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Abe says tax hike "meaningless" if too much damage on economy: FT

October 20, 2014 - 09:06
Japan's planned consumption tax hike would be "meaningless" should it give too much damage on the country's economy, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said in an interview with the major British daily Financial Times. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo: Shares soar 3.98% to biggest one-day gain in over a year

October 20, 2014 - 09:00
Tokyo stocks jumped 3.98 per cent on Monday, notching up their biggest one-day points gain in over a year following a sharp rise on Wall Street and as a weaker yen boosted exporters. (businesstimes)
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Tokyo stocks close down 1.40pc at five-month low

October 17, 2014 - 07:49
Tokyo stocks fell 1.40 percent to close at a five-month low on Friday, hit by a stronger yen and growing concerns about the global economy. (
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Japan shares lead Asia lower, dollar index droops

October 16, 2014 - 07:17
Asian shares were off session lows but still nursed losses amid a selloff in global equities on Thursday, as heightened concerns about world economic growth sent U.S. Treasury yields down and Japanese stocks tumbling. (Reuters)
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Singapore's pension ranked best in Asia; rest of region fares poorly

October 15, 2014 - 12:29
Singapore's retirement income system is the most desirable in Asia, according to the latest report by U.S.-based consulting firm Mercer and Australian Centre for Financial Studies. The city-state was ranked 10th out of 25 countries in the global survey. Meanwhile, all other Asian countries in the report -- Japan, China, Indonesia, South Korea and India -- were ranked toward the bottom of the list. (Nikkei)
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Japan starts review of feed-in tariff program

October 15, 2014 - 12:14
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry started discussions Wednesday to revamp the country's feed-in tariff program for electricity generated with renewable energy such as solar and wind power. (Jiji Press)
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Nikkei tumbles 2.4 percent

October 15, 2014 - 07:52
Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled 2.4 percent to a fresh two-month closing low on Tuesday on fears global economic weakness will weigh on US growth, while a stronger yen dragged down exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. (
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Ebola casting shadow on global economy

October 14, 2014 - 22:25
Rising concern over a possible global outbreak of Ebola, especially in the wake of the new cases in Spain and the U.S., is putting investors on edge and has begun affecting the global economy. (Nikkei)
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2025 goal eyed for realizing APEC-wide free trade zone: draft

October 14, 2014 - 22:04
China is calling for commitment by the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum at a November summit in Beijing toward the creation of a Pacific-rim free trade area by 2025, according to a draft of a post-summit leaders' declaration. (Kyodo)
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Experts see little to worry about in Nikkei's fall below 15,000

October 14, 2014 - 09:04
Japanese stocks came under strong selling pressure Tuesday, with the Nikkei Stock Average falling below the 15,000 mark for the first time in two months. (Nikkei)
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G-20 discuss infrastructure investment for growth, details due in Nov.

October 11, 2014 - 07:34
Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies agreed Friday to work out details of an initiative to promote investment and foster growth worldwide at a time when the global economy faces a raft of slowdown risks. (Kyodo)
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Japan, US resume TPP talks

October 10, 2014 - 23:21
Negotiators from Japan and the United States are holding working-level talks in Tokyo on bilateral issues related to negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (NHK)
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Japan backs Australian-led infrastructure plan at G-20: Aso

October 10, 2014 - 08:18
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Thursday that Japan supports an Australian-led scheme to spark investment in infrastructure, the key agenda item to be discussed at the meeting of the Group of 20 major economies on Friday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo stocks slump 1.15pc to two-month low

October 10, 2014 - 08:04
Tokyo stocks slipped 1.15 percent to a two-month low Friday after losses on Wall Street as traders grow concerned about the global economy while the head of the IMF warned over a eurozone recession. (
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Japan Aug. core machinery orders up 4.7 pct

October 9, 2014 - 08:36
Japan's seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in August rose 4.7 pct from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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