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BOJ's balance sheet reaches 500 trillion yen, about to overtake Fed
Fri, Jun 02, 2017
Data from the BOJ showed its total assets rose to 500.8 trillion yen at the end of May, compared to 425.7 trillion yen a year earlier. It was 164.8 trillion yen when Governor Haruhiko Kuroda took the helm in March 2013.
Japan's factory output races in April to hit its highest level since 2008
Wed, May 31, 2017
Japan`s factory output rebounded in April from March and grew at the fastest pace in almost six years, taking production to its highest level since 2008.
Japan's October core machinery orders rise, beating expectations
Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Japan`s October core machinery orders rose for the first time in three months to beat expectations, government data showed - a tentative sign of a pickup in capital expenditure.
Japan household spending falls again in October
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Spending among Japanese households fell for an eighth successive month in October despite the unemployment rate sitting at a 21-year low, government data showed on Tuesday.
Japan's manufacturing PMI rises up 49.6 in August
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Japanese manufacturing activity showed signs of steadying in August as output rose for the first time in six months, in a tentative sign that the economy may be recovering from a slump earlier this year, a private survey showed on Tuesday.
Japan's economy stalls in Q2 on weak exports, capital expenditure
Mon, Aug 15, 2016
Japan's economic growth ground to a halt in April-June after a stellar expansion in the previous quarter on weak exports and capital expenditure, putting even more pressure on premier Shinzo Abe to come up with policies that produce more sustainable growth.
Japan cabinet approves $130 billion in fiscal steps to boost growth
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
The stimulus spending is part of a renewed government effort to coordinate its policy with the Bank of Japan, but growing concerns that the BOJ policy has reached its limit triggered the worst sell-off in government bonds in three years.