Dec 12, 2014
Here’s a bright idea: in the middle of a recession, call an election.
Jan 22, 2014
The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful, kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland.
Dec 26, 2013
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
Dec 16, 2013
It's the one year anniversary of Japan's great experiment in trying to lift itself from economic lethargy.
Oct 1, 2013
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Jul 22, 2013
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?
Jun 17, 2013
An ice cream shop in Northern Ireland geared up for the G-8 summit by creating eight new flavors of ice cream, one for each Group of Eight leader.
May 16, 2013
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?
Apr 4, 2013
Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy.