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Japan prepares to vote

Dec 12, 2014
Here’s a bright idea: in the middle of a recession, call an election.
Posted In: business, Shinzo Abe, Japan, japan election

A bright new day at the World Economic Forum

Jan 22, 2014
The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful, kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland.
Posted In: World Economic Forum, Davos, Shinzo Abe

Nikkei 16,000!

Dec 26, 2013
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
Posted In: Japan, Nikkei, Shinzo Abe

Will the arrows of 'Abenomics' hit their target in Japan?

Dec 16, 2013
It's the one year anniversary of Japan's great experiment in trying to lift itself from economic lethargy.
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan

Japan will increase its national sales tax by 3 percent

Oct 1, 2013
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt

Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost

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?
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Obama

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.
Posted In: G8 summit, Obama, Shinzo Abe

Japan's economy grows under Shinzo Abe's leadership

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?
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe

Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem

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.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, Shinzo Abe

Japanese economy gets a $224 billion boost

Jan 11, 2013
The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, stimulus

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