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Japan logs record-low current account surplus in 2014

February 9, 2015 - 07:11
Japan's current account surplus shrank nearly a fifth to a record low US$22 billion in 2014, the fourth straight annual fall, as its trade deficit swelled amid a weak yen, official data showed Monday (Feb 9). (
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Japan upgrades assessment of coincident indicators

February 6, 2015 - 23:11
Data released Friday suggested Japan's economy may have bottomed out and could be set for expansion after an April sales tax increase damped consumer sentiment. (
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Tokyo stocks close 0.82% higher

February 6, 2015 - 09:11
Tokyo stocks closed 0.82 percent up Friday, boosted by sharp gains on Wall Street and reassurances from the European Central Bank that Greek lenders will get access to funding. (
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Tokyo stocks fall 0.98% amid Greek debt fears

February 5, 2015 - 12:27
Tokyo stocks fell 0.98 percent Thursday, as investors worried about Greece's debt negotiations while a stronger yen weighed on the market, but Sony surged to a near five-year high after lifting its earnings outlook. (
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Japan government delays BOJ nomination, stirs worries about political battle

February 4, 2015 - 12:07
Japan's government unexpectedly delayed a widely expected nomination to the Bank of Japan's policy board on Wednesday, raising concerns the appointment could become ensnared in a political battle with opposition parties. (Reuters)
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Nikkei posts biggest gains in more than 2 weeks

February 4, 2015 - 08:28
Japanese shares posted their biggest gains in more than two weeks on Wednesday after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's strong results lifted financial shares, and hopes for a new Greek debt swap deal and a stabilization in oil prices underpinned broader sentiment. (Reuters)
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Japan average monthly wages grow 0.8 pct in 2014

February 4, 2015 - 08:26
The average monthly wages in Japan in 2014 rose 0.8 pct from the previous year to 316,694 yen, the first increase in four years, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said in a preliminary report Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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