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Japan’s Exports Up 12.5% in April

Japan’s Ministry of Finance said today (May 19) that exports rose 12.5% in April from a year earlier. They rose for the 14th consecutive month, following a 14.7% increase in March, with exports boosted by strong international demand for iron…

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Japanese Business Climate in the Service Sector Improves

A survey by Japan’s Cabinet Office today showed that Japan’s service sector business mood index rose for the second month in a row in April. The Japanese government has lifted emergency measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in most parts…

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Japanese Industrial Production Grows

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released a preliminary report today showing that industrial production increased by 0.3% in March compared to the previous month. Industrial production rose for the second month in a row in March, following a…

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Japan’s CPI Reaches Highest Level in More than Two Years

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said today that the core consumer price index (CPI), which excludes prices for basic food items, rose 0.8% in March from a year earlier. This was the largest increase in more than two…

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Japanese Trade Deficit in March Higher than Expected

Japan posted a trade deficit for the eighth consecutive month in March as rising energy and commodity prices drove up import costs, exacerbating Japan’s economic woes amid the Ukraine crisis. Japan’s trade deficit was 412.4 billion yen ($3.2 billion) in…

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Big Japanese Energy Companies as Inflation Hedge

Rising inflation in most of the world’s economies and the Russian sanctions are driving up energy and commodity prices. Experts believe this will have a significant impact on the global economy. Even the IMF has now issued a warning and…

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