Sales of Nintendo’s Wii U console have been weaker than expected, leading to slashed profits
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Monday 27 January 2014
Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.
Monday 20 January 2014
The Japanese gaming giant slashed its sales forecast after its Wii U console failed to sell over the holiday period
Friday 17 January 2014
Gaming giant Nintendo has slashed its profit forecast, blaming to weaker-than-expected sales of its Wii U console.
Monday 09 December 2013
Japan’s private sector is losing faith in prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “shock and awe” tactics to revive the world’s third biggest economy after worrying figures today showed business investment flat-lining in the latest quarter
Monday 14 October 2013
The cost of insuring against a catastrophic US default jumped to its highest level in more than two years today after talks to prevent a breach of the nation’s $16.7 trillion (£10.5 trillion) debt ceiling faltered.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
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Thursday 01 August 2013
Embattled entertainment and electronics giant Sony beat analysts’ expectations with first-half profits today, thanks to a weak yen and the success of Sony’s Xperia smartphones.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has won fresh backing at the ballot box for his “shock and awe” strategy to revive the economy, sending Asian shares higher.
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Tuesday 09 July 2013
With a shrinking retail market, it’s a hard life making a living in rock’n’roll.
Thursday 13 June 2013
Warnings of slower but more stable growth over the coming months
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Japan’s “Abenomics” strategy of pumping trillions into its stagnant economy and ramping up public spending is paying off as the growth picture improves.
Saturday 18 May 2013
Friday 10 May 2013
Struggling electronics giant Sony yesterday announced it had made a profit for the first time in five years.
Monday 08 April 2013
The yen fell to a four-year low against the dollar today as the Japanese central bank put its ambitious plan to double the ailing Far Eastern economy’s money supply into action.
Thursday 04 April 2013
The Bank of Japan launched “shock and awe” tactics today to pull the world’s third-biggest economy of its deflationary spiral with a hugh expansion of its money printing programme.
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