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Japan stocks rally as yen falls sharply

November 11, 2014 - 13:12
Japan stocks rallied on Tuesday, as the yen turned sharply lower against the greenback, while an unexpected surge in current account surplus in September also boosted the market. (
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Japan posts unexpectedly large current account surplus in September

November 11, 2014 - 06:45
Japan posted an unexpectedly large current account surplus in September, the third consecutive monthly surplus, as a weaker yen lifted the value of overseas investment income, despite continuing trade deficits. (Wall Street Journal)
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Japan to aim for corporate tax cut by 2.5 points: Miyazawa

November 10, 2014 - 22:39
Japan will aim to lower the effective corporate tax rate by at least 2.5 percentage points in fiscal 2015, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoichi Miyazawa said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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TPP leaders issue statement, without target date

November 10, 2014 - 22:25
The leaders of 12 Pacific Rim countries have failed to set a target date to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. (NHK)
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Nikkei hits 1-week low as US jobs data lifts yen; NTT tumbles on profit cut

November 10, 2014 - 09:46
Japanese stocks retreated to a one-week low on Monday morning as the yen rebounded against the dollar after U.S. jobs data fell short of expectations, while Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp sold off heavily on a profit warning. (Reuters)
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TPP deal before year-end seen as difficult

November 8, 2014 - 22:11
Ministers from the 12 countries involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations for free trade discussed Saturday the timetable for reaching an agreement. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.52pc, Nikkei 225 index at the TSE added 87.90 points

November 7, 2014 - 08:58
Tokyo stocks rose 0.52 percent on Friday after fresh record highs on Wall Street and as the weak yen boosted exporters. (
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Household assets top $100,000 on average

November 6, 2014 - 22:33
A survey of thousands of Japanese households has found their financial assets have increased in value by about 7 percent from last year due to higher incomes and rising stock prices. (NHK)
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Japan Sept. coincident economic index up 1.4 points

November 6, 2014 - 22:15
Japan's composite index of coincident economic indicators for September rose 1.4 points from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks close down 0.86pc, ends five-day win streak

November 6, 2014 - 08:44
Tokyo stocks fell 0.86 percent Thursday on profit-taking, snapping a five day winning streak as the dollar's rally against the yen ran out of steam. (
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Kuroda voices resolve on 2% inflation target

November 5, 2014 - 21:56
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday expressed strong determination to achieve the central bank's inflation target of 2 percent as quickly as possible. (The Japan News)
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Tokyo shares rebound with Nikkei closing at new 7-yr high

November 5, 2014 - 12:35
Tokyo shares eased morning's losses and rebounded higher by ending Wednesday's deals with its benchmark Nikkei index hitting a new seven-year high, as sentiment here was boosted by the expected U.S. midterm election results and sliding crude oil prices. (
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Extra tax hike backed by 5 of 8 experts

November 4, 2014 - 21:57
Five of eight government-chosen experts expressed support Tuesday for another consumption tax hike planned for October 2015. (Jiji Press)
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Nikkei rises to new 7-yr high on continued effect of BOJ easing

November 4, 2014 - 11:59
Tokyo stocks advanced Tuesday, with the Nikkei stock index ending at a fresh seven-year high, boosted by the weaker yen against the U.S. dollar due to the Bank of Japan's decision Friday on further monetary easing. (Kyodo)
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Yen's slide continues as BOJ ramps up easing

November 3, 2014 - 22:29
The Japanese currency continued its decline against the dollar as the Bank of Japan's new round of stimulus pushed the yen to a seven-year low against the greenback. (Nikkei)
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Panel warns of negative growth from 2040s

November 3, 2014 - 22:09
Japan's economic growth rate may turn negative from the 2040s if the nation's birthrate does not recover and the productivity of its workers does not improve, according to a government panel on the aging and declining population. (The Japan News)
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Cheaper tomorrow? Bank of Japan battles entrenched 'deflation mindset'

November 3, 2014 - 04:30
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda does not need to convince Japanese people like Kazue Shibata that deflation brings problems, but getting them to believe that higher prices will make things better is proving to be a harder sell. (Reuters)
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Japan public pension fund to double stock investment

October 31, 2014 - 22:28
Japan's public pension fund said Friday it will double allocations to domestic and foreign stocks while curbing investment in domestic bonds. (Jiji Press)
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Gender gap in Japan labor market still significant: OECD

October 31, 2014 - 22:26
Japanese women still receive lower wages than Japanese men do, with a high proportion of women working part-time, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Friday. (Jiji Press)
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BOJ eases monetary policy further

October 31, 2014 - 22:03
In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan decided to ease its monetary policy further at a Policy Board meeting on Friday, demonstrating its resolve to help shore up the country's economy and reach its 2 percent inflation goal. (The Japan News)
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