Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that a weak yen helps lift exports, but also increases costs for businesses by increasing import prices.
By Reuters : Asian shares lost ground on Friday after a weak session on Wall Street, while global sovereign debt yields were elevated across the board on bets the European Central Bank is moving closer to unwinding its massive monetary stimulus.
By Reuters : Oil recovered from a heavy fall while European stocks and bonds were in the red on Thursday, as markets waited to see if ECB meeting minutes would give clues on the bank's next moves.
By Reuters : Most Asian stock markets fell on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed a lack of consensus on the future pace of U.S. interest rate increases, while oil prices inched higher following a steep decline a day earlier.
By Reuters : Japan's central bank will cut its inflation forecasts but hold off expanding stimulus this month, people familiar with the matter say, in another sign the bank is retreating from Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's initial pledge to do whatever it takes to achieve his ambitious inflation target.
By Reuters : Asian share markets inched back into the black on Wednesday as investors wagered the latest flare-up of tensions on the Korean peninsula would fade away like so many others.
By Reuters : Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told lawmakers on Tuesday that it was time to end France's addiction to public spending and rein in debts that he said were at an unacceptable level.
By Reuters : Oil prices fell on Wednesday, halting a run of eight straight days of gains on signs that a persistent rise in U.S. crude production is running out of steam.
By Reuters : Asian shares turned lower on Tuesday as earlier gains were quashed by tensions on the Korean peninsula after North Korea fired a missile that landed in Japanese waters, deepening concerns over the isolated nation's nuclear capabilities.
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