ECONOMY

Mar 30
Tokyo stocks rose on Monday, as a major rally in Shanghai shares and dip-buying after two days of brisk selling helped prop up the major indexes. (dailytelegraph.com.au)
Mar 26
Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao said Wednesday that jointly funding projects with a planned Chinese-led Asian development bank is one way to form a "complementary relationship." (Kyodo)
Mar 25
The Japanese government will not decide on whether to join the new China-led development bank before the March 31 deadline set by Beijing, citing such issues as transparency at the institution. (Nikkei)
Mar 25
Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that urges companies to boost their competitiveness by better use of their workers. (Japan Today)
Mar 25
The Bank of Japan is emerging as the nation's second-largest stock investor, with its portfolio topping 10 trillion yen ($82.7 billion) in market value this month. (Nikkei)
Mar 24
Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday as a weak factory activity survey in China and a drop in U.S. markets weighed on investor confidence, but losses were limited by expectations of better returns for holders of Japanese shares. (Reuters)
Mar 24
Japanese government officials say business output and profits are improving. They've upgraded their take on the nation's economy for the first time in 8 months. (NHK)
Mar 23
Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15-year high on Monday, tracking gains in U.S. shares, while Eisai Co jumped 21 percent after a brokerage upgraded the stock, citing the effectiveness of its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. (Reuters)
Mar 21
The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry announced on Thursday that it will double surcharges based on the government's feed-in tariff program in fiscal 2015 for the purpose of broadening adoption of renewable energy. (The Japan News)
Mar 21
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will push for an early end to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations during his upcoming trip to Japan, as part of a drive toward greater economic integration within the Asia-Pacific. (Nikkei)
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