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Japanese Company Bankruptcies in 2014 Fewest Since Bubble Era

Japanese corporate bankruptcies fell in 2014 to the lowest level since the final year of Japan’s asset bubble, as a government request for banks to alter loan conditions for smaller firms helped companies stay afloat, Bloomberb News reported. Business fa ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 01/13/2015 - 00:42 - 0 comments

Japan Unveils $29 Billion Stimulus Package

increase Japan’s gross domestic product 0.7 percent. Given Japan’s dire public finances, the government ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 12/28/2014 - 19:44 - 0 comments

Japan Recession Deeper Than First Thought as Election Looms

was also below every forecast in a Bloomberg News survey that showed a median 0.5 percent decrease. ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 12/07/2014 - 21:36 - 0 comments

Moody’s Downgrades Japan’s Credit Rating

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Japan’s credit rating today, highlighting the challenges facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he tries to stoke inflation and growth, the Wall Street Journal reported today. In explaining its move, Moody’s cited he ...

Daily Headline - abi_admin - 12/01/2014 - 17:36 - 0 comments

Japan Weighs More Stimulus After Falling Into Recession

Japan is pushing to rescue its floundering economy with a third big economic stimulus, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepared to face snap elections amid rising clamor over the wisdom of his “Abenomics” reforms. A surprise announcement early Monday that ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 11/17/2014 - 20:09 - 0 comments

Defying Expectations, Japan’s Economy Shrinks Further

Japan’s economy unexpectedly shrank in the third quarter, according to government data released there on Monday, extending a painful slump triggered by an increase in the national sales tax and making it more likely that policy makers will put off a seco ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 11/16/2014 - 20:52 - 0 comments

Krugman Warns Abe on Tax Increase

Economist Paul Krugman thinks that if Japan’s sales tax reaches 10%, it could mean a disastrous return to deflation, The Wall Street Journal Japan Real Time blog reported. In an interview published this week in Shukan Gendai, a weekly Japanese magazi ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/18/2014 - 20:36 - 0 comments

Bank of Japan Buys Government Debt at Negative Yield

Tuesday marked another milestone in the topsy-turvy world of monetary easing in Japan: The Bank of Japan bought short-term Japanese government debt at a negative yield for the first time, according to market participants, The Wall Street Journal repo ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/09/2014 - 21:17 - 0 comments

Japan’s Economy Contracts More Than Initial Estimate After Tax

Japan’s economy contracted more than the government initially estimated, highlighting the challenge for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in steering the nation through the aftermath of a sales-tax increase, Bloomberg News reported. Gross domestic product contra ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/07/2014 - 20:39 - 0 comments

Japan Prepares To Tackle Debt Burden

It was an odd sort of rallying cry. Just after Sadakazu Tanigaki’s appointment as secretary-general of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic party on Wednesday, the former finance minister said that taxes on consumption should go up again next year, accordin ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/03/2014 - 21:17 - 0 comments

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