ECONOMY

Jan 26
Japanese stocks pulled back on Monday as investors worried about Greece remaining in the eurozone after an anti-austerity party won Sunday's election. (morningstar.com)
Jan 26
Japan logged a customs-cleared trade deficit of 660.7 billion yen in December, much smaller than the year-before deficit of 1,307.2 billion yen, the Ministry of Finance said Monday. (Jiji Press)
Jan 25
Japan has offered to import more rice from the United States in a compromise aimed at pushing forward the Asia-Pacific regional trade talks, the Nikkei reported on Sunday. (Reuters)
Jan 23
Tokyo stocks have risen 1.05 per cent by the close after European and US markets rallied on the European Central Bank's announcement of a bigger-than-expected stimulus program. (perthnow.com.au)
Jan 22
Japan could see some "concrete movement" in its real economy in 2015, an economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, adding that inflation expectations have been rising under the Bank of Japan's monetary stimulus. (Reuters)
Jan 22
Tokyo stocks finished 0.28 percent higher Thursday after a day of see-saw trade as investors await the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting later in the day. (brecorder.com)
Jan 22
By acknowledging a delay in reaching the goal of 2% inflation, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda risks dampening market expectations for policies that have led to a weaker yen and higher stock prices. (Nikkei)
Jan 22
Existing-store sales at supermarkets in Japan sank for an 18th straight year in 2014 amid sluggish consumer spending on food, apparel and daily necessities, according to figures released Wednesday by the Japan Chain Stores Association. (Nikkei)
Jan 21
Tokyo shares fell on Wednesday, countering a broad rally in Asian markets, after the Bank of Japan slashed its inflation forecast and held off fresh easing measures after a two-day meeting. (globalpost.com)
Jan 21
The Bank of Japan Wednesday cut its inflation forecast for the next fiscal year, as the recent plunge in oil prices has put pressure on price increases, crimping the bank's efforts to defeat deflation. (Kyodo)
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