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  • *Core orders +3.8 pct m/m vs forecast -2.0 pct. TOKYO, June 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose in April at the fastest pace in four months, in a sign companies are turning more optimistic about business investment as domestic demand strengthens. "Capital expenditure is headed in the right direction, reflecting an improvement in domestic demand,"...

  • Japan April core machinery orders up 3.8 pct mth/mth Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose 3.8 percent in April from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday, in a sign that capital expenditure is gaining strength. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with the median...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's economy was expected to expand faster pace than initially projected in the first quarter, helped by a pickup in capital spending, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting firms' business investment supports gradual economic recovery. Data due next week is also seen as likely to show Japan's core machinery orders slipped in April, but analysts see...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly stalled in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and continued to boost savings, suggesting the economy was struggling to gain momentum early in the second quarter. We need to see more of a rebound in growth before the Fed pulls the trigger on interest rates, "said Diane Swonk, chief...

  • *March core orders +2.9 pct vs forecast +1.8 pct. TOKYO, May 18- Japan's core machinery orders grew in March for the first time in two months but they are seen sliding in the current quarter, suggesting that weak capital spending could further sap momentum from an economy struggling to rebound from a recession. "Japanese firms are not in a situation where they can...

  • *March core orders +2.9 pct vs forecast +1.8 pct. *Core orders up 3rd straight qtr, seen down ahead. TOKYO, May 18- Japan's core machinery orders grew in March for the first time in two months but they are seen slipping in the current quarter, suggesting that weak capital spending could further sap momentum from an economy struggling to rebound from a recession.

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japan's core machinery orders increased 2.9 percent in March from the previous month, rising for the first time in two months, the Cabinet Office said on Monday, in a sign of a pick-up in business investment. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with...

  • Ranbaxy filed "grossly inadequate" applications seeking approval for its drugs and deceived the FDA into granting approvals and giving the company market exclusivity, the class action lawsuit asserts. The FDA has banned import of drugs from all of Ranbaxy's India- based plants under a wider scrutiny of the country's $15 billion pharmaceutical industry,...

  • *Germany relies on manufacturing more than US, W Europe. FRANKFURT, April 23- If customers of Germany's Harting Group, a maker of industrial plugs and sockets, want bespoke products, they can buy them-- if they're prepared to assemble them from a kit themselves. Harting is one of a growing number of German firms investing in software, fearing their excellence in...

  • LONDON, April 14- It's that time of year when the copper industry gathers for CESCO Week in Chile to chew the collective fat on what the future holds. In Chile this week the focus will be firmly on supply, inevitably given the structural problems facing operators in what is still the world's largest copper producing nation. But in truth the present confusion is all...

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell for a second straight month in February in a sign that business investment remains soft, and analysts say the smaller-than-expected decline won't necessarily allow policymakers to relax given an uncertain economic outlook.

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders, a key gauge of capital spending, fell for a second straight month in February in a sign of soft business investment that could challenge policymakers' efforts to shake off decades of economic malaise. But weak capital spending plans for the new fiscal year...

  • TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell 0.4 percent in February from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, suggesting companies were cautious about raising capital spending amid uncertainty over the economic outlook. The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the...

  • *Japan's companies, wary of weak demand, are spending less. KUSATSU, Japan, April 5- Hirotoshi Ogura, a self-described "factory geek", is Daikin Industries' master of doing more with less- and part of the reason Japan's recovery remains stuck in the slow lane. As Japan heads into the season of peak demand for room air-conditioners, Ogura and other Daikin managers have...

  • *Europe's manufacturing center shifts to Germany and hinterland. *UK, France, Spain and Italy seen losing industrial capacity. BRUSSELS, March 15- Once depicted as a "Blue Banana" stretching from Manchester to Milan, Europe's industrial heartland has moved eastwards just as its political center of gravity has shifted to Germany.

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japanese share prices shook off a dismal performance on Wall Street the previous day to post gains on Wednesday, helped by buying of construction firms and other shares on hopes of recovery in the domestic economy. Machinery manufacturers were also helped after Japan's machinery orders were slightly above market expectations while some...

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday, with better-than-expected machinery orders offsetting the downdraft from weaker U.S. markets, which fell on growing views that the Federal Reserve may raise rates as soon as June. "The market started to worry about side effects from a further slide in the yen," said Hiroichi Nishi, general manager at...

  • *Jan machinery orders -1.7 pct vs f'cast -4.1 pct. TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January from the previous month, underscoring the challenges facing the government as it attempts to nudge firms into boosting spending on wages and equipment with its aggressive stimulus policies. "Capital spending is recovering, although at a...

  • *Jan machinery orders -1.7 pct vs f'cast -4.1 pct. TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January, suggesting that companies remain reluctant to increase capital expenditure given the uncertain economic outlook. The data underscores the challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan face as they attempt to nudge firms...

  • Japan Jan core machinery orders down 1.7 pct m/m Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, suggesting companies are reluctant to increase capital expenditure given the murky economic outlook. The result compared with a median market forecast for a 4.1 percent decline and followed an 8.3 percent rise in December,...