ECONOMY

Aug 19
Tokyo shares ended Tuesday higher with Nikkei extended its rising for the seventh day on a weaker yen and gains in the overnight U.S. market. (shanghaidaily.com)
Aug 18
Japan's Nikkei ended flat on Monday in thin trade as geopolitical tensions dulled risk appetite, but Chugai Pharmaceutical jumped on a media report that Roche Holding AG's may be close to sealing a deal to take full ownership of the Japanese drugmaker. (Reuters)
Aug 17
A survey of 106 major companies in Japan has found 100 expect the country's economy to expand toward the year-end, while 76 do not oppose the government's plan to implement another sales tax hike in 2015, the Kyodo News poll showed Saturday. (Kyodo)
Aug 15
Asian shares pulled higher on Friday, on track for a winning week, while the euro remained close to nine-month lows after downbeat data raised expectations of more European Central Bank easing steps. (Reuters)
Aug 15
Faced with the danger of elimination, hundreds of local Japanese districts are plying gifts that include craft beer and balloon rides to entice their mini-diasporas to send tax payments back home. (Bloomberg)
Aug 14
Tokyo shares ended higher for the fourth day as a weaker yen boosted traders' sentiment on export- oriented issues. (shanghaidaily.com)
Aug 14
Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in April-June at their fastest since the last global financial crisis and only a modest rebound is seen in the current quarter - further challenging policymakers contending with a fragile economy. (Reuters)
Aug 14
Everybody knew the April-June quarter was going to be terrible for Japan's economy, because of a tax increase that took effect April 1. (businessweek.com)
Aug 13
The Nikkei stock index rose Wednesday for the third consecutive day of gain following last week's sell-off, with investors calmly reacting to data showing the Japanese economy's largest contraction since the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster. (Nikkei)
Aug 13
Ahead of an upcoming decision on a planned consumption tax hike, Japan's government remains bullish about the economy even though its real gross domestic product plunged in April-June. (Jiji Press)
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