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Bank of Japan changes stimulus policy, denies it's running out of options
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Bank of Japan holds back on further economic stimulus
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Japanese sales tax increase delayed until 2019 to avoid recession risk
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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.
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.
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.
Takata airbag recalls in US to expand by up to 40 million
Japan's Takata is going to recall and fix between 35 and 40 million additional airbag inflators in the United States.
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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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The Bank of Japan tries to overcome deflation and stimulate the economy by forcing banks to pay interest on money they have on deposit with the central bank.
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
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Bank of Japan says inflation target to be hit later than expected
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Tokyo courts foreign business
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Household spending up in Japan, easing recession fears
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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