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Bank of Japan changes stimulus policy, denies it's running out of options

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

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Japan: Opportunities in the field of renewable energy

The market for renewable energy is experiencing a real surge in Japan and should continue to develop. What opportunities are there for European

The market for renewable energy is experiencing a real surge in Japan and should continue to develop. What opportunities are there for European

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Pokemon profits and problems

The 'augmented reality' game Pokemon Go - having become a global phenomenon in just days - is set to make big money but is also creating controversy.

The 'augmented reality' game Pokemon Go - having become a global phenomenon in just days - is set to make big money but is also creating controversy.

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Japan to postpone sales tax hike

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in the country's sales tax by two and a half years to avoid the economy faltering more.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in the country's sales tax by two and a half years to avoid the economy faltering more.

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Japan consumer prices fall again in April

Japanese consumer prices fell for the second month running in April dealing a further blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's anti-deflation efforts.

Japanese consumer prices fell for the second month running in April dealing a further blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's anti-deflation efforts.

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Japan avoids recession with surprise Q1 growth of 1.7 percent

Japan's economy unexpectedly picked up in the first three months of 2016 with annualised growth of 1.7 percent but that was partly due to a boost to consumption as this is a leap year.

Japan's economy unexpectedly picked up in the first three months of 2016 with annualised growth of 1.7 percent but that was partly due to a boost to consumption as this is a leap year.

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Japan's luxury and lifestyle markets a magnet for investors

A country of trends, Japan is one of the world’s top markets when it comes to lifestyle and luxury goods. In our special edition of Focus on Japan

A country of trends, Japan is one of the world’s top markets when it comes to lifestyle and luxury goods. In our special edition of Focus on Japan

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Marunouchi: where the heart of Japan's business beats

Why does the district of Marunouchi attract big multinationals as well as entrepreneurs from around the world? Target went there to take a closer look.

Why does the district of Marunouchi attract big multinationals as well as entrepreneurs from around the world? Target went there to take a closer look.

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Japan's economy still anaemic though Q4 contraction less than first estimated

Japan's economy contracted less than initially estimated in the final quarter of 2015 but private consumption remained weak, underscoring the challenges facing government attempts to restore growth

Japan's economy contracted less than initially estimated in the final quarter of 2015 but private consumption remained weak, underscoring the challenges facing government attempts to restore growth

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Tohoku rises from the tsunami with an agricultural revolution

In this first episode of “Focus” Special Japan we discover how the Tsunami-struck region of Tohoku has begun to recover, five years after the

In this first episode of “Focus” Special Japan we discover how the Tsunami-struck region of Tohoku has begun to recover, five years after the

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Bank of Japan modifies stimulus programme

The Bank of Japan has tinkered with the country’s massive stimulus programme to try to counter the impact of the US Federal Reserve’s move tightening

The Bank of Japan has tinkered with the country’s massive stimulus programme to try to counter the impact of the US Federal Reserve’s move tightening

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'Abenomics' under scrutiny - Japan slumps back into recession

The Japanese economy shrank by 0.2 percent between July-September, Japanese government data showed last Monday. Several reports have suggested

The Japanese economy shrank by 0.2 percent between July-September, Japanese government data showed last Monday. Several reports have suggested

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Bank of Japan says inflation target to be hit later than expected

The Bank of Japan has decided not to expand its massive stimulus programme for the time being – even though it acknowledges its inflation target may

The Bank of Japan has decided not to expand its massive stimulus programme for the time being – even though it acknowledges its inflation target may

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Tokyo courts foreign business

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

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Household spending up in Japan, easing recession fears

Household spending rose in Japan in August for the first time in three months. The rise of 2.9 percent year-on-year was higher than estimated and

Household spending rose in Japan in August for the first time in three months. The rise of 2.9 percent year-on-year was higher than estimated and

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Japan falls back into deflation in blow for stimulus effort

Japan has fallen back into deflation for the first time in two and a half years. It’s being seen as a setback to efforts to stimulate the economy. It

Japan has fallen back into deflation for the first time in two and a half years. It’s being seen as a setback to efforts to stimulate the economy. It

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Suzuki soars on news VW must sell stake

Japanese arbitrators have ruled in Suzuki’s favour and ordered German carmaker Volkswagon to sell its 19.9% stake in the company. Suzuki’s shares

Japanese arbitrators have ruled in Suzuki’s favour and ordered German carmaker Volkswagon to sell its 19.9% stake in the company. Suzuki’s shares

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Japanese consumers still not spending enough

Consumer spending in Japan unexpectedly fell in July, threatening the country’s gradual recovery. The development puts more pressure on policymakers

Consumer spending in Japan unexpectedly fell in July, threatening the country’s gradual recovery. The development puts more pressure on policymakers

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Japan's inflation ticks up

Government data has revealed inflation in Japan rose for the first time in almost a year in March. The figures show a 0.2 percent growth in the core

Government data has revealed inflation in Japan rose for the first time in almost a year in March. The figures show a 0.2 percent growth in the core

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Japan: credit rating downgraded

Fitch Ratings have downgraded Japan’s credit rating by one notch to A, which is five notches below the top AAA rating. The move comes after the

Fitch Ratings have downgraded Japan’s credit rating by one notch to A, which is five notches below the top AAA rating. The move comes after the

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Japan out of recession but growth disappoints

There were economic figures from Japan to please but also data to disappoint. The world’s third largest economy came out of recession in the fourth

There were economic figures from Japan to please but also data to disappoint. The world’s third largest economy came out of recession in the fourth

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Japanese inflation remains weak despite central bank's efforts

Japan’s central bank has sharply cut its inflation forecast – to 1.0 percent for the fiscal year starting in April, from 1.7 percent previously – and

Japan’s central bank has sharply cut its inflation forecast – to 1.0 percent for the fiscal year starting in April, from 1.7 percent previously – and

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Japan's re-elected PM vows to push ahead with reforms

Re-elected by parliament, Japan’s Prime Minister is vowing to push ahead with controversial economic reforms. Shinzo Abe has appeared before the

Re-elected by parliament, Japan’s Prime Minister is vowing to push ahead with controversial economic reforms. Shinzo Abe has appeared before the