European debt crisis
November 24, 2012
More than half of major companies in Japan assess business conditions as being "at a temporary standstill," or more than double that said so five months ago, an Asahi Shimbun...
November 02, 2012
The sovereign debt crisis in Europe, coupled with a slowing Chinese economy, has forced Japanese companies to cut back on earnings projections for the year through March.
August 07, 2012
Business conditions in Japan in June were "weakening," according to the Cabinet Office, which downgraded its monthly assessment from "improving" in May, the first downward...
June 20, 2012
Foreign investors owned a record 8.3 percent of Japanese government bonds (JGBs) at the end of fiscal 2011, the Bank of Japan said June 19, creating jitters surrounding the...
May 12, 2012
Looming power shortages and the prolonged sovereign debt crisis in Europe are overshadowing corporate Japan’s hopes for a V-shaped earnings recovery for the current fiscal...
February 23, 2012
Japan plans to provide $50 billion (4 trillion yen) to the International Monetary Fund to help combat the European debt crisis, sources said Feb. 22.
February 02, 2012
BEIJING - China is considering increasing its participation in the rescue funds aimed at resolving the European debt crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told journalists on Feb. ...
January 23, 2012
When one Chinese housing company decided in late October to offer a 20 percent discount on apartments near the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site, its showroom was broken into by...
January 21, 2012
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. and Germany's Talanx International AG said Jan. 20 that they will jointly acquire Polish insurance company Warta Group.
January 21, 2012
MEXICO CITY - Group of 20 nations agreed to push Europe to take extra steps to resolve the debt crisis on Jan. 20 as they inch toward a deal to boost the International Monetary ...
January 18, 2012
BEIJING--China's gross domestic product for the October-December 2011 quarter grew only 8.9 percent year on year, the lowest figure in 10 quarters.
January 10, 2012
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) plans to increase loans to foreign enterprises by expanding its ties to foreign government-affiliated financial institutions.
January 05, 2012
Despite the worldwide economic downturn, Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn said he expects the global auto market to further expand in 2012, particularly in emerging economies.
December 30, 2011
Production of ethylene, a material used in a variety of products such as plastics and synthetic fibers, has started to fall at petrochemical complexes.
December 15, 2011
For the first time in two quarters, major manufacturers pessimistic about the Japanese economy outnumbered those with optimistic outlooks, according to the latest Bank of Japan ...
December 02, 2011
The central banks of Japan, the United States, Canada and Europe jointly proposed measures to deal with the ongoing financial crisis. They will lower interest rates on their...
November 17, 2011
The sovereign debt crisis in Europe is casting a pall over the nation's economy, forcing the Bank of Japan to downgrade its economic assessment for the first time since April.
November 04, 2011
CANNES, France -- At a time when uncertainty over the European economy is brewing, many are urging the expansion of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)--a safety...
October 28, 2011
The government is considering measures to support European countries dealing with a sovereign debt crisis, such as providing more money to a fund for helping debt-ridden...
October 28, 2011
BEIJING -- The purchase of European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) bonds is not on the agenda of the upcoming G20 summit, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said...