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Abe seeks to balance fiscal reform with growth

May 12, 2015 - 22:52
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed his macroeconomic policy panel Tuesday to seek ways to achieve both fiscal reconstruction and economic growth. (Jiji Press)
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Japan March coincident index down 1.2 points

May 12, 2015 - 22:47
Japan's composite index of coincident economic indicators for March fell 1.2 points from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo's Nikkei index closes flat

May 12, 2015 - 09:38
Tokyo's benchmark index have finished flat on Tuesday after late bargain-hunting offset early losses, while investors nervously eye Greece's tense bailout talks. (
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Gov't to set medium-term target to achieve 2020 fiscal reform goal

May 11, 2015 - 22:55
Japan plans to set a medium-term target to achieve its key fiscal reform goal in fiscal 2020, aiming to reduce the ratio of the primary deficit to gross domestic product to around 1 percent in fiscal 2018, sources close to the matter said Monday. (Kyodo)
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Nikkei jumps on Wall Street surge but Greek debt fears prevail

May 11, 2015 - 11:00
Stocks advanced sharply Monday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, driven by Wall Street's surge late last week on strong U.S. government jobs data. (Japan Times)
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Japan govt debts hit record 1,053 trillion yen

May 9, 2015 - 00:10
The Japanese government's debts hit a record 1,053,357.2 billion yen at the end of March, up some 28 trillion yen from a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.45pc

May 8, 2015 - 10:20
Tokyo stocks rose 0.45 percent Friday after Wall Street rallied and the yen eased on hopes for a solid US jobs report, while Nintendo shares surged on better-than-expected earnings. (
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