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G-20 discuss infrastructure investment for growth, details due in Nov.

October 11, 2014 - 07:34
Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies agreed Friday to work out details of an initiative to promote investment and foster growth worldwide at a time when the global economy faces a raft of slowdown risks. (Kyodo)
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Japan, US resume TPP talks

October 10, 2014 - 23:21
Negotiators from Japan and the United States are holding working-level talks in Tokyo on bilateral issues related to negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (NHK)
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Japan backs Australian-led infrastructure plan at G-20: Aso

October 10, 2014 - 08:18
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Thursday that Japan supports an Australian-led scheme to spark investment in infrastructure, the key agenda item to be discussed at the meeting of the Group of 20 major economies on Friday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo stocks slump 1.15pc to two-month low

October 10, 2014 - 08:04
Tokyo stocks slipped 1.15 percent to a two-month low Friday after losses on Wall Street as traders grow concerned about the global economy while the head of the IMF warned over a eurozone recession. (
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Japan Aug. core machinery orders up 4.7 pct

October 9, 2014 - 08:36
Japan's seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in August rose 4.7 pct from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks lose early gains to close down 0.75pc

October 9, 2014 - 08:21
Tokyo shares fell 0.75 percent Thursday as a stronger yen wiped out early gains after the Federal Reserve dampened expectations for a US interest rate hike in early 2015. (
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Japan maintains current account surplus in Aug

October 8, 2014 - 22:32
Japan maintained a current account surplus for the second straight month in August, with income from overseas offsetting continuing trade deficits as the nation comes to rely more on foreign investment than exports to earn dollars to buy oil and food. (
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Nikkei falls on global growth worries, partly recovers early losses

October 8, 2014 - 06:55
Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday after surprisingly weak German factory data sparked renewed concerns over global economic growth, bolstering the yen and prompting investors to sell shares in exporters. (economictimes)
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With production slipping, BOJ Gov. Kuroda still sees moderate recovery

October 7, 2014 - 11:26
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda expects "Japan's economy to continue a moderate recovery," he said following the bank's two-day policy board meeting that ended Tuesday. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo stocks close down 0.67pc

October 7, 2014 - 08:36
Tokyo stocks closed 0.67 percent lower Tuesday as the dollar's rise against the yen fizzled, but Fujifilm jumped to a six-year high on hopes for the company's Ebola drug. (
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World Bank forecasts slower growth in East Asia

October 6, 2014 - 22:08
The World Bank says the economies of East Asian countries are expected to slow down slightly this year compared to last year. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks close up 1.16%

October 6, 2014 - 08:10
Tokyo stocks have risen 1.16 per cent as upbeat US jobs data sparked a rally on Wall Street and boosted the US dollar against the yen, helping Japanese exporter shares. (
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Govt. to help smaller firms hit by high prices

October 4, 2014 - 01:13
Japan's government says it will help smaller businesses struggling with higher costs for fuel and other imported materials amid the yen's depreciation. (NHK)
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