Business Topics

Mar 23, 2015

British EU exit could hit GDP by 2.2 percent: study

Britain leaving the European Union could result in a permanent loss of 2.2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product by 2030, and the costs would not be offset solely by striking a free trade deal with its former partners, think tank Open Europe ...

Mar 21, 2015

March 'tankan' likely to show uptick in business sentiment

The Bank of Japan’s quarterly tankan survey for March is expected to show that business sentiment has climbed among major manufacturers following a drop three months ago, 17 private think tanks said. The headline diffusion index describing large manufacturers’ current business conditions is likely ...

OECD upgrades Japan's growth outlook for 2015, 2016

Mar 19, 2015

OECD upgrades Japan's growth outlook for 2015, 2016

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday upgraded its growth outlook for the economy for 2015 and 2016, aided by lower oil prices that are expected to boost global demand. In its interim economic assessment report, the Paris-based organization said Japan’s economy ...

Mar 18, 2015

Household financial assets hit record ¥1.7 quadrillion

Financial assets held by households as of the end of last December grew 3.0 percent year-on-year to a record high of ¥1.69 quadrillion, Bank of Japan data showed Wednesday. The year-end balance of assets rose for the sixth straight year, according to the data. ...