ECONOMY

Mar 02
Japanese stocks rose as the yen fell for a third day and investors weighed an interest-rate cut by China amid signs the world's second-biggest economy is weakening. (customstoday)
Feb 28
Recovering demand in the U.S. and other foreign markets is driving up Japan's output, especially as the weak yen finally starts to benefit businesses here by bolstering profits on exports. (Nikkei)
Feb 28
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says expected wage hikes are weakening the country's deflationary mindset despite falling oil prices. (NHK)
Feb 27
Japan's Nikkei share average hit a fresh 15-year high on Friday on upbeat Japanese industrial output data, while the market awaited an announcement from the country's biggest pension fund on its latest asset allocations. (thehindubusinessline.com)
Feb 27
Officials at Japan's Internal Affairs Ministry say consumer prices rose for the 20th straight month in January. But the pace of increase is slowing down. (NHK)
Feb 26
Japan Inc is under pressure to boost pay to keep a fragile economic recovery afloat, but even hefty wages increases from the biggest companies may prove to be a hollow victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the bulk of the country's workers. (Reuters)
Feb 26
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index hit a fresh 15-year high on Thursday, leading most Asian shares higher as oil prices rebounded and boosted shares of energy firms. (BBC)
Feb 25
Stress tests by Japanese financial regulators have found that many of the country's regional banks are unprepared for a possible spike in bond yields, sources familiar with the findings said on Wednesday. (Reuters)
Feb 25
Officials at the Tokyo Stock Exchange are setting up a market for infrastructure funds. Such markets are already in operation in the US, Australia and other countries. (NHK)
Feb 25
okyo stocks lost early gains to finish 0.10% lower on Wednesday, as investors locked in profits after a five-day winning streak. (themalaysianinsider.com)
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