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Numbers of Japanese Elders in Workforce Soar

Despite Japan’s reputation for economic sluggishness, Tokyo is flooded with help-wanted signs. The unemployment rate has fallen to 3%, and on Tuesday the government said the number of unemployed people fell below two million for the first time since 1995 ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 11/29/2016 - 21:47 - 0 comments

KKR No Longer In Bidding For Japan's Takata

U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co is no longer in the bidding to buy Takata Corp, the Japanese parts maker at the center of the world's biggest auto recall, according to a person briefed on the bidding process. KKR did not attend meetings last week betw ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 11/02/2016 - 21:58 - 0 comments

3 Japanese Shipping Companies to Merge Container Businesses

In a fresh sign of the economic fallout from weaker global trade, Japan’s three largest shipping companies agreed on Monday to merge a major portion of their businesses, saying they needed to join forces to survive, the International New York Times D ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 10/31/2016 - 18:42 - 0 comments

Japan Passes $32 Billion in Extra Economic Stimulus, but Some Seek More

Parliament passed an extra spending package Tuesday to get Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic-revival plan back on track, but the Japanese leader is already facing calls to do more, The Wall Street Journal reported. A leading Abe adviser and some e ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 10/11/2016 - 21:13 - 0 comments

Bankrupt Japanese Mining Town Downsizes to Avoid Becoming a Ghost

A sleepy, former coal-mining town in northern Japan is taking unprecedented measures to combat its biggest challenge: a devastating shrinking of its population, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. Since its peak in the post-war economic boom of the 1960s, ...

Daily Headline - abi_admin - 09/27/2016 - 12:30 - 0 comments

Bank of Japan Sets Bond-Rate Target in Policy Revamp

The Bank of Japan plunged into an approach to monetary policy unseen in decades, introducing a target for 10-year interest rates in its latest bid to restart economic growth, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Japanese central bank, which has stru ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/21/2016 - 22:04 - 0 comments

Takata Shares Fall On Bankruptcy Fears

Shares in Takata fell 12 per cent on Tuesday as investors feared that a bankruptcy option could be part of the restructuring package being compiled for the Japanese manufacturer at the centre of a global safety scandal, the Financial Times reported. ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/20/2016 - 22:16 - 0 comments

Japan’s Negative Interest Rates Explained

Japan’s central bank is reviewing its economic policies, asking why they have failed to kick-start growth, as intended. Its much-anticipated report is due on Wednesday, the International New York Times reported. One target is negative interest rates ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/20/2016 - 22:18 - 0 comments

Japan’s Central Bank Splits Over Easing Program

The world’s leading experiment in monetary easing is floundering, and its engineers are divided over how to get it on track, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Bank of Japan has tried radical measures for 3½ years to reflate the country’s sagging ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/15/2016 - 21:50 - 0 comments

BOJ Watcher Calls Range From Triple-Bazooka To Stealth Taper

Some analysts expect the Bank of Japan to fire another blast of monetary stimulus at the end of its two-day policy meeting on Sept. 21. Others see a central bank with little if any ammunition left -- or one turned gun-shy, Bloomberg News reported. For so ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/14/2016 - 22:18 - 0 comments

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