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October 12, 2011

Japan core machinery orders surge in August

by Kay Mitchell
”Japan
Japanese core private-sector machinery orders – a highly volatile series seen as an indicator of corporate spending – surged in August. According to the Cabinet Office, orders grew 11% in August on a monthly basis – the strongest pace in a year – and also beating forecasts. Orders have fallen over recent months due to the impact on production of the March ...




September 30, 2011

Japan’s industrial output increases in August

by Kay Mitchell
”Japan’s
Japan’s industrial output recovered further last month after a record drop in March due to the earthquake and tsunami. Disruptions caused by the twin disasters resulted in carmakers being forced to halt production as a result of parts shortages. However, it looks as if the situation continues to improve after output rose by 0.8% last month compared with July, figures from the Finance ...




September 21, 2011

Japan’s exports recover in August

by Kay Mitchell
”Japan’s
Official figures today revealed Japan’s exports rose in August for the first time in six months – suggesting the world’s third largest economy is continuing its recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck in March. According to the Ministry of Finance, exports were 2.8% higher last month on an annual basis but this was much less than the 8% rise expected ...




September 9, 2011

Japanese economy continues to struggle

by Kay Mitchell
”Japanese
The Cabinet Office has today revealed the world’s third largest economy performed worse than originally thought in the April to June period. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by 2.1% on an annual basis in the three-month period, compared with an initial estimate of 1.3%. The fall was attributed to a cut back on spending by companies amid concerns about a slowing global economy and ...




September 8, 2011

OECD lowers growth prospects for major economies

by Kay Mitchell
”OECD
The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revised its growth forecasts for major economies. The US, which is the world’s largest economy, is expected to see growth in the third quarter of 1.1% and 0.4% in the fourth – this is far lower than the previous estimates of 2.9% and 3%. However, an unexpected sharp downgrade comes ...




August 31, 2011

Philippines economic growth slows in Q2

by Kay Mitchell
”Philippines
The National Statistical Coordination Board has revealed the Philippine economy grew at an annual rate of 3.4% in the second quarter – slowing from an annual growth of 4.6% in the previous quarter. The expansion was less than the 4.4% expected by economists. Compared with the previous three months, the economy, which is South East Asia’s fifth largest, grew by 0.6%. The slowdown ...




August 24, 2011

Japan’s sovereign debt rating cut

by Gill Montia
Japan's sovereign debt rating cut
Moody’s has lowered the government debt rating of Japan to Aa3 with a stable outlook, from Aa2. The credit rating agency has also taken action on the ratings of most Japanese banks, including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, with the average downgrade one notch. According to Moody's, the sovereign downgrade has been prompted by the country's large budget deficit and the ...




August 18, 2011

Japanese exports fall more than expected

by Kay Mitchell
”Japanese
Official figures today revealed Japan’s exports fell more than expected last month resulting in the country’s second consecutive month of trade surplus. According to the Ministry of Finance, exports were 3.3% lower on an annual basis in July – the fifth consecutive monthly fall – and lower than forecasts of a 2.4% fall. The figures suggest the strong yen continues to hurt Japan's ...




August 15, 2011

Japanese economy performs better in Q2

by Kay Mitchell
”Japanese
Japan's economy performed better than in expected in the second quarter, suggesting the country is slowly recovering after the earthquake and tsunami, which struck in March. According to the Cabinet Office, the economy contracted by 0.3% in the April to June period – less than the 0.7% expected by analysts. On an annual basis, meanwhile, the economy shrank by 1.3% in the three-month ...




August 8, 2011

Japan’s current account surplus down 50% in June

by Kay Mitchell
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July 28, 2011

Japan’s retail sales recover in June

by Kay Mitchell
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July 21, 2011

Japan’s exports recover in June

by Kay Mitchell
”Japan’s
Official figures today revealed Japan’s exports recovered last month as the economy starts to rebound from the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which hit on 11 March. Exports rose by 5.4% on a monthly basis but were 1.6% lower on an annual basis – but this represented the slowest fall in four months. Analysts had forecast a fall of 4.1% after exports plunged 10.3% ...




July 14, 2011

New Zealand economic growth beats expectations in Q1

by Kay Mitchell
”New
Official figures today revealed New Zealand's economy surged in the January to March period despite the devastating earthquake which hit Christchurch, the country’s second largest city, on 22 February. The economy grew by 0.8% in the three month period – the fastest pace for over a year, according to Statistics New Zealand. The figure was double the 0.4% expected by analysts. Statistics ...




July 8, 2011

Japan’s current account surplus down 52% in May

by Kay Mitchell
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July 1, 2011

Japan CPI rises for second consecutive month

by Kay Mitchell
”Japan
The Statistics Bureau has today revealed Japan’s core consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.6% in May on an annual basis – the second consecutive monthly rise due to higher commodity prices. The rise was higher than forecasts of a 0.5% gain and comes after the 0.6% rise in April – which represented the first in two years as the world’s ...




June 29, 2011

Japan’s industrial output recovers further in May

by Kay Mitchell
”Japan’s
Japan’s industrial output recovered further last month after a record drop in March due to the earthquake and tsunami. Disruptions caused by the twin disasters resulted in carmakers being forced to halt production as a result of parts shortages. However, it looks as if the situation is improving for manufacturers after output rose at a better-than-expected rate in May. Industrial output surged by ...




June 28, 2011

Japan’s retail sales fall in May

by Kay Mitchell
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June 13, 2011

Japan core machinery orders fall in April

by Kay Mitchell
”Japan
Japanese core private-sector machinery orders – a highly volatile series seen as an indicator of corporate spending – unexpected declined in April. According to the Cabinet Office, orders were down 3.3% in April on a monthly basis – far lower than forecasts of a 1.2% rise. Analysts say the fall in orders is attributed to the impact on production of the March ...




June 10, 2011

UK industrial output falls more than expected in April

by Kay Mitchell
”UK
The Office for National Statistics has today revealed UK industrial output fell 1.7% in April – confounding expectations of a 0.1% rise. The fall was attributed to the extra bank holiday for the Royal Wedding and the impact of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, which disrupted the supply chain. The fall represented the biggest since August 2009. Meanwhile, the narrower measure of ...