Tag: Ministry of Finance

Japan’s trade balance back into a surplus

Japan’s trade balance back into a surplus

The Ministry of Finance has today revealed Japan swung back to a surplus in February. The trade balance came to a surplus of 654.1 billion yen - after having posted the first deficit for 22 months in January. Exports rose 9% in February on an annual basis - beating expectations of a 8.6% rise. The [...]

March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Japan reports first trade deficit in 22 months

Japan reports first trade deficit in 22 months

The Ministry of Finance has today revealed Japan posted its first trade deficit since March 2009 in January, due to slower exports. The world’s third largest economy posted a trade deficit of 471.42 billion yen (£3.52 billion) in January, with exports rising just 1.4% - analysts had forecast a rise of closer to 7%. Meanwhile, [...]

February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Asian markets up as Japanese business sentiment index grows

Asian markets up as Japanese business sentiment index grows

Asian stock markets saw gains today after a joint survey by the Ministry of Finance and the Cabinet Office revealed a rise in Japanese business confidence. The survey, which measures the difference in percentage of Japanese companies that expect the economy to improve against those that expect it to deteriorate, was 4.0 in the April-June [...]

June 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Japanese exports down 36.5% on year

Japanese exports down 36.5% on year

Exports in the world’s second largest economy fell last month raising concerns that global stimulus packages are starting to decline. Many overseas stimulus measures have already expired, causing economists to warn that as such fiscal support runs its course, exports could slow. According to the Ministry of Finance, Japanese exports fell 36.5% in July on [...]

August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More