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Japan stocks advance as Yen tumbles, Topix ascends 0.2pc

March 2, 2015 - 11:33
Japanese stocks rose as the yen fell for a third day and investors weighed an interest-rate cut by China amid signs the world's second-biggest economy is weakening. (customstoday)
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Foreign demand boosting production in Japan

February 28, 2015 - 00:35
Recovering demand in the U.S. and other foreign markets is driving up Japan's output, especially as the weak yen finally starts to benefit businesses here by bolstering profits on exports. (Nikkei)
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Kuroda: Deflationary mindset continues to wane

February 28, 2015 - 00:14
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says expected wage hikes are weakening the country's deflationary mindset despite falling oil prices. (NHK)
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Nikkei hits fresh 15-year high

February 27, 2015 - 09:07
Japan's Nikkei share average hit a fresh 15-year high on Friday on upbeat Japanese industrial output data, while the market awaited an announcement from the country's biggest pension fund on its latest asset allocations. (
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Japan's consumer prices up for 20th straight month

February 27, 2015 - 04:38
Officials at Japan's Internal Affairs Ministry say consumer prices rose for the 20th straight month in January. But the pace of increase is slowing down. (NHK)
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Japan's small firms hold out for Abenomics trickle down

February 26, 2015 - 08:01
Japan Inc is under pressure to boost pay to keep a fragile economic recovery afloat, but even hefty wages increases from the biggest companies may prove to be a hollow victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the bulk of the country's workers. (Reuters)
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Japan's benchmark Nikkei index hits fresh 15-year high

February 26, 2015 - 07:43
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index hit a fresh 15-year high on Thursday, leading most Asian shares higher as oil prices rebounded and boosted shares of energy firms. (BBC)
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Japan FSA finds regional banks unprepared for interest-rate spike

February 25, 2015 - 08:53
Stress tests by Japanese financial regulators have found that many of the country's regional banks are unprepared for a possible spike in bond yields, sources familiar with the findings said on Wednesday. (Reuters)
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TSE to open infrastructure fund market

February 25, 2015 - 08:47
Officials at the Tokyo Stock Exchange are setting up a market for infrastructure funds. Such markets are already in operation in the US, Australia and other countries. (NHK)
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Nikkei's five-day winning streak finally ends

February 25, 2015 - 08:34
okyo stocks lost early gains to finish 0.10% lower on Wednesday, as investors locked in profits after a five-day winning streak. (
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Nikkei boosted by weaker yen

February 24, 2015 - 08:37
Japan's Nikkei share index hit yet another 15-year high on Tuesday after rising for the fifth day in a row. (BBC)
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Japan's seaweed harvesters miss out on growth plans

February 23, 2015 - 23:44
"The entire nation seems excited about Abenomics," says Toshi Koizumi, the president of the Shin Futtsu Fishery Association, "but [an] industry like ours is not feeling the benefit at all." (BBC)
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Revitalising sluggish FDI in Japan

February 23, 2015 - 23:16
Japan's inward foreign direct investment (FDI) is extremely low compared with that of other developed countries and even its Asian neighbours. (East Asia Forum)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.73 per cent after Greek debt deal

February 23, 2015 - 08:17
Tokyo stocks rose 0.73 per cent on Monday, hitting a fresh 15-year high on news eurozone ministers tentatively agreed to extend Greece's bailout by four months, giving it some crucial breathing room. (AsiaOne)
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Vast majority in Japan haven't felt improvement in economy

February 22, 2015 - 22:48
The recovery in Japan's economy has yet to reach the public, according to Nikkei Inc.'s latest opinion poll, with 81% of respondents saying they have not sensed any tangible improvement. (Nikkei)
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Japan and immigration: Bad timing

February 21, 2015 - 00:01
The Sankei Shimbun, a Japanese daily, has a reputation for illiberal commentary. Last week it outdid itself by running a column that lauded the segregation of races in apartheid-era South Africa-and urged Japan to do the same. (The Economist)
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Japan Mint starts making disaster memorial coins

February 20, 2015 - 23:57
Japan's national mint has begun making commemorative coins to help finance reconstruction projects in areas hit by the massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. (NHK)
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In Japan, luxury goods fly off shelves despite struggling economy

February 20, 2015 - 23:53
Japan's economy is hobbling out of a recession, inflation is a quarter of the central bank's target and wages adjusted for price changes fell last year. And yet sales of luxury goods are growing and the stock market hita 15- year high. (
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Japanese stocks surge to 15-year high

February 20, 2015 - 23:12
Japanese stocks rose to a fresh 15-year high on Friday, continuing a trend that analysts said could signal that the world's third largest economy is reaching escape velocity from deflation despite the fact that the Bank of Japan is having increasing difficulty in reaching its official inflation target. (
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Nikkei rises to 15-yr high helped by financials; Sony jumps on growth plan

February 19, 2015 - 06:54
Japanese stocks rose to a 15-year high on Thursday, helped by gains in financial stocks, while Sony Corp jumped on a well-received business plan. (Reuters)
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