TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - Japan's government maintained its economic view after
raising its assessment last month, but expressed concerns over prolonged effects
on the economy from April's sales tax hike.
In its monthly report released...
TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - Fitch Ratings on Thursday said Japan's full-year growth
forecast of 1.6 percent remain in place with exports set to pick up in the
The economy contracted 6.8 percent in the second quarter, which was the...
Japan's economy shrank in the latest quarter as a sales tax hike slammed the brakes on spending by the nation's households and companies, the first significant pullback since late 2012, government data showed Wednesday.
The 1.7% contraction in...
Putin this week approved the introduction of a sales tax, aiming to prop up regional budgets amid economic turbulence exacerbated by Western sanctions, a person close to the government’s economic bloc said.