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Japan's economy shrank in July-September as trade falls

Cabinet Office preliminary data showed seasonally adjusted gross domestic product _ the total value of a nation's goods and services _ dipped 0.3 per cent in the third quarter from the previous quarter.

Japan raises growth estimate for first quarter

Latest data shows that private consumption in Japan rose 0.6 per cent in January-March; a rise from an earlier estimate of 0.5 per cent.


Japan economy slips back into recession in July-Sept, blow to Abenomics

The world's third-largest economy shrank an annualised 0.8 percent in July-September, more than a median market forecast for a 0.2 percent contraction, government data showed on Monday.

Japan’s economy slides into recession as sales tax hike takes toll

Deepens global uncertainty as growth slows in China and remains nearly flat in the 18-country euro zone.

Japan slips into surprise recession, paves way for tax delay, snap poll

Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter.

IMF says global economy at risk, calls for bold action

The Fund this week cut its 2014 global growth forecast to 3.3 per cent from 3.4 per cent.


Japan approves a record $922 bn budget spending

Lion's share of extra revenue is ear-marked for spending on medical fees,other social welfare costs.

In historic step,Japan PM hikes tax

Abe said the government will raise the national sales tax to 8 per cent in April from 5 per cent.

Japan logs record $83.4 billion trade deficit in FY2012

Japan's exports to China fell 9.1% in fiscal 2012,while its exports to rest of Asia fell almost 42%.

BOJ frets Japan already in recession

A few Bank of Japan board members warned that a recession in the world's third-largest economy could not be ruled out.