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Tokyo stocks close flat

August 20, 2014 - 07:42
The Nikkei, coming off seven straight days of gains, added 0.23 per cent at the start as the weaker yen boosted exporter shares, while US stocks rose on encouraging US economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot. (tradingroom.com.au)
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Tokyo shares end higher on weaker yen, U.S. gains

August 19, 2014 - 07:52
Tokyo shares ended Tuesday higher with Nikkei extended its rising for the seventh day on a weaker yen and gains in the overnight U.S. market. (shanghaidaily.com)
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Nikkei flat in thin trade as market eyes Ukraine, Jackson Hole; Chugai jumps

August 18, 2014 - 07:26
Japan's Nikkei ended flat on Monday in thin trade as geopolitical tensions dulled risk appetite, but Chugai Pharmaceutical jumped on a media report that Roche Holding AG's may be close to sealing a deal to take full ownership of the Japanese drugmaker. (Reuters)
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100 of 106 major firms in Japan expect economic growth at year-end

August 17, 2014 - 02:37
A survey of 106 major companies in Japan has found 100 expect the country's economy to expand toward the year-end, while 76 do not oppose the government's plan to implement another sales tax hike in 2015, the Kyodo News poll showed Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Asian shares edge up, poised for weekly rise

August 15, 2014 - 09:39
Asian shares pulled higher on Friday, on track for a winning week, while the euro remained close to nine-month lows after downbeat data raised expectations of more European Central Bank easing steps. (Reuters)
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Dying Japanese towns ply beer in drive for tax donations

August 15, 2014 - 02:37
Faced with the danger of elimination, hundreds of local Japanese districts are plying gifts that include craft beer and balloon rides to entice their mini-diasporas to send tax payments back home. (Bloomberg)
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Tokyo shares end higher on weaker yen

August 14, 2014 - 10:04
Tokyo shares ended higher for the fourth day as a weaker yen boosted traders' sentiment on export- oriented issues. (shanghaidaily.com)
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Japan second quarter machinery orders plunge; weak outlook challenges policymakers

August 14, 2014 - 07:21
Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in April-June at their fastest since the last global financial crisis and only a modest rebound is seen in the current quarter - further challenging policymakers contending with a fragile economy. (Reuters)
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Why Japan's GDP plunge isn't as bad as it seems

August 14, 2014 - 07:19
Everybody knew the April-June quarter was going to be terrible for Japan's economy, because of a tax increase that took effect April 1. (businessweek.com)
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Nikkei rises for 3rd day, market calmly digests GDP fall

August 13, 2014 - 15:57
The Nikkei stock index rose Wednesday for the third consecutive day of gain following last week's sell-off, with investors calmly reacting to data showing the Japanese economy's largest contraction since the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster. (Nikkei)
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Japan govt bullish about economy despite GDP dive

August 13, 2014 - 15:50
Ahead of an upcoming decision on a planned consumption tax hike, Japan's government remains bullish about the economy even though its real gross domestic product plunged in April-June. (Jiji Press)
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Japan firms finally get pricing power just as economic growth sputters

August 12, 2014 - 08:03
Japanese companies, long bedevilled by deflation, are finally starting to pass on higher costs to their customers just as the economy stumbles, potentially complicating decisions for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the central bank. (Reuters)
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Japan producer prices up 4.3 percent in July

August 12, 2014 - 07:29
Japan's producer price index in July rose 4.3 pct from a year before, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Nikkei extend gains, but investors remain cautious

August 12, 2014 - 07:28
The Nikkei rose 0.2 per cent to 15,161.31, extending its rebound from a low of 14,753 hit on Friday due to the concerns that conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East could hamper world growth. (Economic Times)
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Asia stocks rise as Ukraine tensions ease for now

August 11, 2014 - 07:54
Asian stocks rose on Monday as tensions eased slightly in Ukraine, while the dollar held steady against the safe-haven yen after rebounding sharply late last week. (brecorder.com)
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Asia stocks rise as Ukraine tensions ease for now

August 11, 2014 - 07:54
Asian stocks rose on Monday as tensions eased slightly in Ukraine, while the dollar held steady against the safe-haven yen after rebounding sharply late last week. (brecorder.com)
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Women: The economic saviors of Japan?

August 10, 2014 - 10:33
Gender balancing in business is no longer the exclusive agenda of women's right activists in Japan; it now has the full attention of the Japanese government. (thediplomat.com)
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Japan runs current account deficit of 399.1 b. yen in June

August 8, 2014 - 07:13
Japan ran a current account deficit of 399.1 billion yen in June, compared with 377.7 billion yen in surplus a year before, the Ministry of Finance said Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo shares drop to a two-month low

August 8, 2014 - 07:11
Tokyo stocks dropped 2.98 per cent to a two-month low as investors reacted to US President Barack Obama's announcement that he had authorised air strikes on Iraq, while Nikon shares plunged on poor first-quarter earnings. (tradingroom.com.au)
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Japan's economy: Feeling the pinch

August 8, 2014 - 05:53
If Abenomics means anything, it is the promise of the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to restore healthy economic growth to Japan and end years of deflation. (The Economist)
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