ECONOMY

Nov 21
Stocks closed moderately higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday after recouping losses in late trading thanks to purchases on dips. (The Japan News)
Nov 21
Money saved in secret by Japanese wives exceeds that by husbands by 3.4 times, a survey by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. showed Thursday. (Jiji Press)
Nov 21
Japan's ruling bloc agreed at a tax panel meeting Thursday that it will aim to implement a reduced consumption tax rate for certain items in April 2017 when the tax is to be raised to 10 pct. (Jiji Press)
Nov 21
Sales at department stores in October fell 2.2 percent from a year before on a same-store basis, down for the seventh consecutive month since April, when the consumption tax was raised, an industry group said Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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)
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