economic stimulus measures

Government at odds over stimulus package linked to tax hike
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, attends a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers on the economy at the prime minister's office on Sept. 13. (Shogo Koshida)
A consumption tax increase and economic stimulus package to alleviate its effects have two sides of the central government currently engaged in a tug of war.
Economist: China has to change nature of economic stimulus measures
Zhou Qiren (Photo by Tamako Sado)
BEIJING--China needs to improve the quality of its growth policies to deal with the widening economic disparity, according to Zhou Qiren, an economics professor at Peking...
INSIGHT: Abe buying time before economic growth strategy
Shinzo Abe explains the package of economic stimulus measures at a news conference on Jan. 11. (Teruo Kashiyama)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus package--funded by a near record amount of debt--is loaded with public works projects to quickly bolster the economy and gain...
Defense Ministry targets economic stimulus with hardware request
A PAC-3 missile unit (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Defense Ministry has asked for additional hardware worth 180.5 billion yen ($2 billion) in a forthcoming supplementary budget intended to unleash a new economic stimulus...
New stimulus package on the way
An expressway under construction in Kumamoto Prefecture, an example of the kind of stimulus spending now being drafted by the Noda government (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The government is drafting another package of economic measures to bolster the weak economy, and aims to have the package ready by the end of November, sources said.
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