BoJ Minutes: Economic Recovery Continues Moderately

TOKYO (Alliance News) - Members of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy board said that the country's economic recovery was continuing moderately, although exports and production were sluggish, due to downside risks stemming from the slowdown in emerging ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo stocks down, Shanghai up in thin holiday trade

Tokyo stocks closed lower on Monday ... of almost $12.5 billion to settle disputes over the sale of mortgage-backed securities during the global financial crisis. Japan's MUFG dropped 1.22 percent while its rival Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group was ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei falls in thin holiday trade as weak yen trend pauses

TOKYO, Dec 26 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Monday morning led by falls in banking and exporter stocks with risk appetite sapped by a pause in the yen's recent tendency to weaken. The Nikkei dropped 0.2 percent to 19,395.99 in midmorning trade ... ( read original story ...)

Japan seeks to win Thai air defense radar contract – sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese banks grapple with ultra-low interest rates

BANKS the world over are wrestling with low interest rates. Nowhere have they grappled for longer than in Japan. Although the Bank of Japan (BoJ) introduced negative rates only in January, almost 20 months after the European Central Bank, its rates have ... ( read original story ...)