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Japan Jan. core machinery orders down 1.7 pct

March 11, 2015 - 08:58
Japan's seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in January fell 1.7 pct from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks erase early losses to end 0.31% higher

March 11, 2015 - 08:57
Tokyo stocks cast off early losses to close 0.31 percent higher on Wednesday, as a weaker yen overshadowed a sharp fall on Wall Street. (Global Post)
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Yen slips to lowest since 2007 as US economy booms

March 10, 2015 - 23:34
The yen is once again in a decline, hitting the 122-to-the-dollar range Tuesday for the first time in more than seven and a half years as the U.S. economic recovery fuels expectations of an early interest rate hike there. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo stocks close 0.67% lower despite weak yen

March 10, 2015 - 11:52
Tokyo stocks closed 0.67 percent lower on Tuesday, giving up early gains that were driven by the yen tumbling to near eight-year lows against the dollar. (Global Post)
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Japan 4Q economic growth revised lower

March 9, 2015 - 11:40
Japan's economy grew less than previously thought in the fourth quarter of 2014 but still crawled out of recession, revised figures showed on Monday. (
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Japan stocks descend on U.S. rate rise at noon, Topix slips 0.4pc

March 9, 2015 - 08:41
Japanese stocks fell after U.S. jobs data spurred speculation of an earlier interest-rate increase in the world's largest economy, while a report showed Japan's exit from a recession was weaker than previously reported. (
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Japan, Laos agree to promote economic cooperation

March 6, 2015 - 23:43
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Laotian counterpart, Thongsing Thammavong, agreed on Friday to promote their countries' economic cooperation, including Japan's assistance for infrastructure development in Laos. (Jiji Press)
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Nikkei climbs to 15-yr high on Wall Street gains, ECB easing

March 6, 2015 - 07:20
Tokyo stocks rose 1.17 percent on Friday as investor sentiment was lifted by overnight gains on Wall Street and the European Central Bank's announcement that it will begin buying bonds under quantitative easing on Monday. (
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Tokyo stocks end slightly higher on hopes for ECB meeting, U.S. jobs report

March 5, 2015 - 07:44
Tokyo stocks ended 0.26 percent higher Thursday as investors awaited an upcoming policy meeting of the European Central Bank and a report on the U.S. labor market. (Xinhua)
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Govt eyes support for gas stations

March 4, 2015 - 22:15
The government will establish a public-private council by the end of March to help struggling gas stations operating in thinly populated areas. (The Japan News)
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Nikkei slips as Wall Street fall triggers profit-taking

March 4, 2015 - 09:19
Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Wednesday as an overnight fall in US shares triggered profit-taking after the index scaled a 15-year peak earlier in the week. (
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Tokyo stocks flat at close

March 3, 2015 - 08:54
Tokyo stocks closed flat Tuesday on profit-taking after several days of gains, while Sharp tumbled on a report that said the struggling electronics maker is seeking aid from its key lenders and may close some money-losing units. (Global Post)
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Japan business capex growth slows in fourth quarter, points to economic headwinds

March 2, 2015 - 22:31
Japanese corporate capital expenditures grew in October-December from a year earlier but the pace slowed from the prior quarter, casting doubt about strength of business investment seen as key to spurring growth in the world's third-largest economy. (Reuters)
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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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