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  • Japan exports grow strongly in Oct, cutting economic gloom

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese exports grew in October at the fastest pace in eight months, an encouraging sign that global demand could help the country recover from recession and support the central bank's optimistic economic outlook. The 9.6 percent...
  • Exclusive: Japan may increase 30-, 40-year JGB issuance by 2 trillion yen - sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is considering increasing the issuance of 30- and 40-year Japanese government bonds by a total of 2 trillion yen ($17 billion) in the new fiscal year starting in April, government officials with knowledge of...
  • As debt piles up, Japan tries to lock in low borrowing costs

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may borrow more debt over a longer horizon as the country steps up its already super-loose monetary policy to prop up economic growth and avoid slipping back into deflation. The plan is seen aimed at taking advantage of central...
  • Global investors buying up stocks, see Japan as bright spot: -survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors are putting more money to work, reducing their cash reserves and buying up stocks, with optimism on Japan reaching its highest level since 2005, a monthly survey carried out last week showed. The Bank of America-...
  • Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

    Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it. Like the U.S. and...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • Japan deflation devil, election loss drove Abe's tax, poll moves

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's twin decisions to delay an unpopular sales tax increase and call a snap election were not quite the bolt from the blue they first appeared. Recent interviews with aides, politicians and officials...
  • Japanese prime minister calls snap election

    TOKYO Japan's prime minister announced Tuesday that he would dissolve parliament and hold new elections before the end of the year. Shinzo Abe said he would also delay the second phase of an unpopular increase in the national sales tax. The lower...
  • Japan premier calls election, puts off tax hike

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called snap elections and postponed a planned sales tax hike after the economy unexpectedly slipped into recession for the third time in four years. The premier said he would dissolve parliament on...
  • With Japan in recession, Abe calls elections in bid to delay tax hike

    With his nation in an unexpected recession, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections to seek public backing for a delay in a scheduled tax increase that could worsen economic conditions. "I’ve made up my...
  • Japan's Aso signals tax hike delay, says must not happen again

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that raising the sales tax is unavoidable to rein in the country's massive public debt, but signaled that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to delay a second tax increase scheduled for...