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Tokyo stocks close up 0.67pc, Nikkei 225 index at the TSE climbed 104.29 points

October 30, 2014 - 07:47
Tokyo stocks rose 0.67 percent on Thursday after the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen in response to the US Federal Reserve's decision to bring an end to its stimulus programme. (
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Nikkei leads Asian shares higher ahead of Fed meeting

October 29, 2014 - 08:41
Stocks in Tokyo gained on Wednesday, leading Asian markets higher as investors awaited a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on quantitative easing. (
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Nikkei dips as investors await Fed decision; retailers rise

October 28, 2014 - 08:25
Japanese stocks slipped on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, but retailers bucked the trend on stronger-than-expected sales growth. (Reuters)
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TPP ministers seek progress toward agreement by year-end

October 25, 2014 - 09:00
Trade chiefs from 12 countries involved in an ambitious Pacific free trade initiative started a three-day meeting Saturday in Sydney in a bid to make progress toward a U.S.-proposed goal of reaching a deal by year-end. (Kyodo)
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Under system that relies on honesty, 70% with dependents abroad pay no income tax

October 25, 2014 - 01:37
Alarmed by gaping holes in oversight, the Board of Audit wants to tighten scrutiny on tax deductions for overseas dependents to prevent dubious individuals from cheating the government out of revenue. (Asahi)
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Tokyo stocks rebound on upbeat overseas equity market trades

October 25, 2014 - 01:18
Stocks gained ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, backed by overnight rises in U.S. and European stocks. (The Japan News)
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Nikkei loses 0.37 pct on falling U.S. stocks

October 23, 2014 - 14:53
The Nikkei stock index closed negative, losing 0.37 percent Thursday, following a roller coaster series of runs recently, with the market being dragged down eventually today by falling U.S. shares overnight. (
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Nikkei’s wild ride – Strap in or jump off?

October 23, 2014 - 00:10
Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence. (
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Japan logs trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in Sept.

October 23, 2014 - 00:09
Japan logged a customs-cleared trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in September, compared with the 943.2-billion-yen deficit a year earlier, the Ministry of Finance said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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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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