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Japan GDP dents Asia markets

15-Aug-2012 Intellasia | WSJ | 7:01 AM

Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday after news of slower-than-expected growth in Japan’s economy and as evidence mounts of a worsening slowdown in China. [...]
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Japan’s utilities lose $46b as end of era nears: Energy

15-Aug-2012 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

Japan’s atomic power industry lost a record $46 billion since the Fukushima tsunami and meltdown last year, wiping out seven years of profit. Then came the bad news. [...]
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Japan growth slows as exports struggle

Japan growth slows as exports struggle

14-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:50 AM

Growth in export-driven Japan slowed in the three months to June, official data showed on Monday, with the debt crisis in Europe and the unsteady global economy crimping [...]
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Retreat never an option: Ex-Fukushima chief

Retreat never an option: Ex-Fukushima chief

14-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

The chief of Japan’s Fukushima atomic plant at the time of the quake-tsunami disaster has said he never considered withdrawing from the escalating crisis despite [...]
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Japan’s Sharp eyes selling plants to Hon Hai: reports

Japan’s Sharp eyes selling plants to Hon Hai: reports

14-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Japanese electronics giant Sharp is considering selling overseas factories to Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision in a bid to turn around its ailing finances, reports said [...]
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Japan’s utilities lose $46b as end of era nears: Energy

14-Aug-2012 Intellasia | Businessweek | 7:01 AM

Japan’s atomic power industry lost a record $46 billion since the Fukushima tsunami and meltdown in 2011, wiping out seven years of profit. Then came the bad news. The [...]
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Japan’s economy grows less than forecast as exports slump

14-Aug-2012 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

Japan’s reconstruction-fueled rebound waned in the second quarter as consumer spending growth almost stalled and export gains diminished, increasing the chance for [...]
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Japan sales tax increase passed, on pledge of early election

13-Aug-2012 Intellasia | nytimes | 7:01 AM

Prime minister Yoshihiko Noda’s plan to double Japan’s sales tax was approved by Parliament on Friday after months of haggling, but only after Noda promised [...]
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Japan imposes fresh sanction on SMBC Nikko

13-Aug-2012 Intellasia | wsj | 7:01 AM

A Japanese financial regulator on Friday slapped a fresh sanction on SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., saying the alleged involvement of a former executive in insider trading [...]
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SKorean leader visits islets, draws Japan protest

13-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s president has made a surprise, election-year visit to islets also claimed by Japan, which quickly reasserted its sovereignty there, recalled its [...]
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Japan ministers plan Yasukuni war shrine visit

Japan ministers plan Yasukuni war shrine visit

13-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Two Japanese cabinet ministers said Friday they were planning to visit Tokyo’s controversial war shrine next week, in a move likely to inflame sometimes testy relations [...]
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New Japan anti-nuclear rally

New Japan anti-nuclear rally

13-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:01 AM

Hundreds of protesters staged a weekly anti-nuclear rally outside Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda’s residence Friday despite the approach of a summer break and [...]
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Japan recalls envoy after Korea’s Lee visits disputed islands

13-Aug-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea on Friday after South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visited disputed islands believed to contain frozen natural gas deposits [...]
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Japan lawmakers vote to double sales tax

Japan lawmakers vote to double sales tax

11-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:07 AM

A bill to double Japan’s sales tax and partially plug its gaping debt hole cleared the final parliamentary hurdle Friday in a triumph for the prime minister that could [...]
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Bank of Japan holds off fresh easing measures

11-Aug-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

The Bank of Japan held off fresh easing measures Thursday and repeated its view that the economy was “picking up moderately” but warned Europe’s ongoing [...]
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