ECONOMY

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)
Jan 21
Economic activity in China is clearly losing steam as the real estate market cools, and the slower growth in the world's second-largest economy is taking a toll on the rest of Asia and the world. (Nikkei)
Jan 20
Japanese stocks made their biggest gain in a month on Tuesday, and Chinese stocks bounced back from a selloff, after data showed China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter. (marketwatch.com)
Jan 20
Japan and France held the first meeting of their ministerial-level economic and fiscal dialogue in Tokyo on Monday, agreeing on cooperation in the lead-up to the February meeting of finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies. (Jiji Press)
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