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Japan big makers’ sentiment worsens for 3rd straight quarter

Tokyo, Oct. 3 (Jiji Press)–Business sentiment among large manufacturers in Japan deteriorated for the third straight quarter, reflecting the yen’s depreciation and higher raw materials prices traced to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Bank of Japan’s “tankan” quarterly survey for September showed Monday.   The headline diffusion index for large manufacturers’ current business conditions stood at plus 8, against plus….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 3:35 p.m.
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Japan’s July GDP up 0.5%, driven by capital investment: JCER

By Nikkei staff writers   TOKYO — Japan’s seasonally adjusted gross domestic product for July grew 0.5% from the previous month, helped by a rise in corporate capital spending and exports, the Japan Center for Economic Research said Friday, marking the second consecutive month of expansion for the world’s third-largest economy.   If GDP growth in the rest of the….Read more

  • September 9, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:03 p.m.
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Japan average pump price falls for 2nd week

Tokyo, Aug. 24 (Jiji Press)–The average retail price of regular gasoline in Japan as of Monday fell 0.8 yen from a week before to 169 yen per liter thanks to government subsidies to refineries, the industry ministry said Wednesday.   The average pump price dropped for the second straight week. In the week through Wednesday, the amount of subsidies stood….Read more

  • August 24, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:42 p.m.
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Squeezed by budget carriers, Skymark headed toward worst year ever 

Skymark Airlines is expected to post a parent-only net loss of more than 10 billion yen for the year ending March 2015, battered by stiff competition with low-cost carriers and higher fuel costs.    The Japanese carrier logged a net loss of 1.8 billion yen in fiscal 2013, but has forecast a profit of around 300 million yen for the….Read more

  • October 30, 2014
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Editorial: Examine risk factors, shore up domestic demand

It has been confirmed that the nation’s economy is on a recovery track. However, there are many risk factors for the future. The government needs to keep a close watch on prices and overseas economic trends to prevent the economy from slowing.   The preliminary quarterly estimate of real gross domestic product for the April-June quarter of 2022 indicated an….Read more

  • August 17, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 11:44 a.m.
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Think tanks put Japan April-June GDP growth at 2.7 pct

Tokyo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s real gross domestic product in April-June is estimated to have grown 0.7 pct from the previous quarter, or an annual rate of 2.7 pct, according to the average of projections released by Tuesday by 12 private think tanks.   The country’s GDP is believed to have risen for the first time in two quarters, reflecting….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 9:57 p.m.
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Japan’s Jan.-June current account surplus down 63% to 8-year low

TOKYO — Japan’s current account surplus shrank 63.1 percent in the first half of 2022 from a year earlier to 3.51 trillion yen ($25.9 billion), the lowest in eight years due to a major goods trade deficit stemming largely from a higher oil price and the weak yen, the Finance Ministry said Monday.   The surplus in the current account balance, one of the widest gauges of international….Read more

  • August 8, 2022
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Japan food self-sufficiency rate inches up

Tokyo, Aug. 5 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s calorie-based food self-sufficiency rate rose 1 percentage point to 38 pct in fiscal 2021 from the previous year due mainly to strong harvests of wheat and soy thanks to favorable weather, the agriculture ministry said Friday.   Rice consumption recovered as demand from diners picked up slightly thanks to the reopening of the economy from….Read more

  • August 5, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 9:35 p.m.
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Japan upgrades key view on economy on recovering consumption

TOKYO — The Japanese government on Tuesday upgraded its key economic assessment for the first time in three months, reflecting a recovery in personal consumption as economic activities continue to return to normal from coronavirus restrictions.   “The Japanese economy is picking up moderately,” the Cabinet Office said in its monthly report for July, an upgrade from saying it shows….Read more

  • July 26, 2022
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