ECONOMY

Nov 20
Tokyo stocks closed flat on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and data showing weak Chinese manufacturing activity offset gains from the yen sinking to multi-year lows. (brecorder.com)
Nov 20
Japan's exports jumped 9.6 percent in October from a year earlier to 6,688.5 billion yen, their highest value in six years, buoyed by the yen's sharp slide and robust car shipments abroad, government data showed Thursday. (Kyodo)
Nov 20
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday he expects the Japanese government to boost efforts for constructing a sustainable fiscal framework. (The Japan News)
Nov 19
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock index has closed down 0.32 per cent after the Bank of Japan wrapped up a meeting, with policymakers trimming their inflation expectations, but holding off fresh easing despite the economy slipping into recession. (dailytelegraph.com.au)
Nov 19
The yen weakened against major currencies during Asian trading Wednesday as share prices firmed following Tuesday's decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to put off an unpopular increase in the sales tax and call a snap election. (marketwatch.com)
Nov 19
The number of new condominiums put up for sale in the greater Tokyo area in October fell 10.9 percent from a year before to 3,125 units, down for the ninth consecutive month, the Real Estate Economic Institute said Monday. (The Japan News)
Nov 18
Japanese stocks had their biggest gain in two weeks on Tuesday as investors waited to see if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election and consider fresh steps to support the economy after it slipped into recession in the third quarter. (brecorder.com)
Nov 18
The yen recovered from seven-year lows against the dollar on Monday but remained under pressure having sunk across the board after shock data showed Japan's economy slipping back into recession. (brecorder.com)
Nov 18
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso have agreed to postpone a planned consumption tax hike in the wake of worse-than-expected GDP figures. (NHK)
Nov 17
Japanese stocks marked their biggest daily drop since August on Monday, helping the yen rebound from a fresh seven-year low against the dollar touched after news Japan unexpectedly fell into recession in the third quarter. (Reuters)
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