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Asian stocks quiet on Washington shutdown worries

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Asian stocks were mostly down in early Monday trading, though only slightly, as jittery investors watched the United States government near a shutdown.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japan economic growth slows in quarter

Tokyo Price Index, August 12, 2013. Screengrab from http://www.tse.or.jp/english/

Japan’s economic growth slowed in the April-June quarter, official data showed Monday, raising questions about whether Tokyo’s bid to stoke growth was taking hold and if it would launch a series of tax hikes.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US says differences remain after Japan trade talks

Acting Deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR) Wendy Cutler answers questions during a press conference at the US Embassy on August 9, 2013. Cutler is in Tokyo for three days of talks with Japanese officials.     AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA

US and Japanese officials wrapped up a round of talks aimed at reducing trade barriers Friday, but differences remained over autos, insurance and other industries.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japan business confidence up after almost 2 years

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Business sentiment among major Japanese manufacturers turned positive for the first time in nearly two years, a signal that companies are reacting positively to the weaker yen and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policies to revive the stagnant economy.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH to reel in $20B in foreign investments from Japan, says economic analyst

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Albay Gov. Joey Salceda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is well poised to profit from Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s move to steer clear of China and move to Southeast Asia for capital expansion.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan’s Cabinet resigns to make way for new PM

Japan's incoming Prime Minister and leader of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe (C) poses with his party's new executives: Seiko Noda (L), Masahiko Komura (2nd L), Shigeru Ishiba (2nd R) and Sanae Takaichi (R) at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo on December 25, 2012.  Abe will return as the country's new prime minister and form his cabinet on December 26.     AFP / Yoshikazu TSUNO

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s Cabinet has resigned to clear the way for a vote in parliament to formally install conservative Shinzo Abe as Japan’s new leader.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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