Core inflation rose 1.3% in December- beating expectations- matched by rising factory output
Bank Of Japan
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Thursday 31 December 2009
Thursday 10 December 2009
Japan yesterday radically downgraded its growth estimates for the third quarter, raising the spectre that the Japanese economy could slip into recession again.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Monday 24 August 2009
'The world has been through the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis in turn sparked a deep global recession, from which we are only now beginning to emerge."
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Thursday 21 May 2009
The Japanese economy shrank by 4 per cent in the first three months of the year – the fastest rate of decline since the Second World War, and an annualised fall in GDP of almost 16 per cent.
Friday 20 March 2009
Gold-related issues rallied last night as investors, worried by the risk of inflation as central banks pour ever more money into flagging economies, hedged their bets by buying into the precious metal.
Friday 20 February 2009
The Bank of Japan yesterday moved to boost the economy by holding interest rates at 0.1 per cent and pledging to buy ¥1 trillion worth of corporate bonds.
Monday 16 February 2009
Strangled by the collapse in global export demand, Japan's economy shrank at its fastest rate in 35 years in the fourth quarter and shows no signs of reversing course anytime soon.
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Inflation in the eurozone has fallen to a two-year low, it was announced yesterday, news that pushed the euro sharply lower against the US dollar and the pound as expectations of sharply lower European interest rates rose.
Saturday 20 December 2008
Friday 19 December 2008
Japan cut interest rates to just above zero today and announced extra steps to ease a credit crunch that has ravaged companies worldwide and plunged leading economies - including its own - into recession.
Thursday 09 October 2008
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Wednesday 08 October 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
The Bank of England today said it would pump 40 billion US dollars (£22.3bn) into money markets as part of a co-ordinated move by major central banks.
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