ECONOMY

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)
Jul 23
The Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, a key Japanese government panel, decided at its meeting Tuesday to introduce a special spending quota under the fiscal 2015 budget in order to help revive regional economies and promote measures related to the government's growth strategy. (Jiji Press)
Jul 22
Tokyo stocks rose 0.84 percent on Tuesday, boosted by a weaker yen as traders returned from a three-day holiday weekend. (brecorder.com)
Jul 21
The jury is still out on Abenomics. What has worked? Will it spur inflation or more deflation? Will Tokyo reform for sustainable growth? A panel of experts puts the economy on the spot. (bij.tv)
Jul 19
With three months passed since the hike in the consumption tax rate in April, the drop in demand that followed the last-minute surge prior to the tax increase has eased, leading the government to make an upward revision to its economic assessment. (The Japan News)
Jul 19
Japan's government plans to resume official development assistance to Vietnam after a brief suspension over a bribery scandal involving a Japan-funded project. (NHK)
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