Asian stocks slip lower but weak yen provides some relief

TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly lower Monday but Japan's benchmark ... The dollar being sought as a safe haven after the U.S. election is also good news for Japan Inc.'s giant exporters. WALL STREET: The Dow lost 0.2 per cent on Friday to 18,847.66. ( read original story ...)

Nikkei flirts with 9-month highs as yen weakens

TOKYO Nov 14 Japan's Nikkei rose on Monday as a sagging yen bolstered exporter shares while expectations that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's policies will stoke inflation and upbeat economic data at home underpinned financials and the market's outlook. ( read original story ...)

Asian Shares Mostly Lower, Nikkei Gets Boost From Weak Yen

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 1.8 percent to 17,681.50 in early trading and the Shanghai Composite rose 0.3 percent to 3,206.93, but most other markets fell. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.6 percent to 5,336.20 and South Korea's ... ( read original story ...)

Japan economy: Exports help faster-than-expected growth

But since the election result, the yen has fallen against the dollar. That makes Japanese goods cheaper abroad, which is good news for the country's exporters. The latest official data showed the world's third-largest economy expanded by 0.5% compared with ... ( read original story ...)

Conclusion of Teachings in Osaka

Osaka, Japan, 13 November 2106 – After lunch yesterday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama continued his explanation of Shantideva’s ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’. In his summary of the essence of the text he stressed that the most important ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Big Banks Struggle to Make Money From Lending

The average interest rate on new loans slid to a near-record low of 0.703 percent in August, according to the Bank of Japan. Following a policy review in September, BOJ Governor Kuroda pledged to keep 10-year government bond yields around zero, a move that ... ( read original story ...)