ECONOMY

Jul 29
Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike. (Reuters)
Jul 28
Tokyo stocks rose 0.46 percent Monday to close at a fresh six-month high as Japanese earnings season gets into full swing. (brecorder.com)
Jul 26
Japan can increase its female workforce by about one million if it takes steps to improve the working environment for women raising children, the government said in its annual economic and fiscal white paper on Friday. (Jiji Press)
Jul 26
The government plans to join shale gas development in Mexico, aiming to start imports of the cheap natural gas in the mid-2020s, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News)
Jul 25
Tokyo stocks surged 1.13 percent Friday, with its benchmark the Nikkei stock index ending at a six- month high following yen's depreciation. (globalpost.com)
Jul 25
Members of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, agreed on Thursday to enhance its cooperation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government. (Jiji Press)
Jul 24
Tokyo stocks lost modest early gains to finish down 0.29 percent on Thursday, but a slightly stronger yen helped prop up the Japanese market. (The Standard)
Jul 24
Japan registered a 7,598.4 billion yen deficit in goods trade for the six months through June, the biggest on record for any six-month period, due partly to slow growth in exports and a surge in imports amid the prolonged halt of nuclear power plants, the government said Thursday. (Kyodo)
Jul 23
Tokyo stocks closed down 0.10 percent on Wednesday as early buying following a positive lead from Wall Street ran out of steam. (thepeninsulaqatar.com)
Jul 23
Japan and Mongolia on Tuesday reached an economic partnership agreement in principle, including an eventual elimination of tariffs on used cars imported from Japan. (The Japan News)
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