Features By Rupert Wingfield-Hayes

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Nikkei 16,000!

Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
Posted In: Japan, Nikkei, Shinzo Abe
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Stocks in Japan are up, but will the economy follow?

Today, the Japan Nikkei Index went up another 1.8 percent to get very close to a six year high.
Posted In: bbc, Japan, Nikkei, consumer confidence, China
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Good news: Japan inflation at 5 year high

Prices are up in Japan -- and that's a good thing.
Posted In: Japan, inflation
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Japan will increase its national sales tax by 3 percent

Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt
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Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia
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Japan markets down on stimulus jitters, China manufacturing data

After an electrifying run over the past several weeks, stock markets around the world are down this morning.
Posted In: Japan, stock market
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Japan takes energy race overseas, promotes solar at home

Things have been electric on the Japanese stock market recently. But the country is in need of energy and is hunting for it in innovative ways.
Posted In: Japan, Goldman Sachs, energy
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Japan's economy grows under Shinzo Abe's leadership

Policies taken by the head of Japan are helping the country finally bounce back after decades of trouble. But is it enough -- and will it continue?
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe
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Sony back in the black for the first time in 5 years

Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.
Posted In: Sony, Japan, yen

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