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  • *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,...

  • *Dec core machinery orders +8.3 pct vs f'cast +2.4 pct. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's core machinery orders rose in December at the fastest pace in six months, and companies expect orders to increase in the current quarter in an positive sign that business investment will underpin a firm recovery for the recession-hit economy. "Corporate earnings have been good recently,...

  • Japan Dec core machinery orders rise 8.3 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 6:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's core machinery orders rose 8.3 percent in December and companies expect orders to pick up in January-March, government data showed on Thursday, in an encouraging sign that capital expenditure will help the economy. The month-on-month rise in core orders, which exclude those of ships and electric power utilities, compared with a 2.4...

  • Oil and gas producers accounted for almost $1 in every $8 of new business investment in the U.S. economy in 2013, according to new data published by the Census Bureau. Businesses engaged in oil and gas extraction invested $159 billion in wells, structures and equipment in 2013, according to the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, the latest edition of which was...

  • *GDP due at 2350 GMT Feb. 15, machinery orders due on Feb. 11. TOKYO, Feb 6- Japan's economy was expected to rebound in the final quarter of last year from two consecutive contractions as private consumption overcame a sales tax shock and exports bounced back, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. "The pace of recovery in consumer spending picked up and exports expanded, so...

  • Taylor Swift: Now she’ll 'never go out of style' Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Inc. takes a new turn this week, and instead of hacking, she's now putting copyright on her favorite phrases.

  • By Yantoultra Ngui and Fransiska Nangoy KUALA LUMPUR/ JAKARTA, Jan 29- Indonesia narrowed the gap in car output with Thailand, Southeast Asia's automaking hub, to its smallest ever last year in percentage terms and is expected to overtake the Thai industry within a decade. Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, has already surpassed Thailand as the...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Dr Copper is back in the headlines. This week's dramatic collapse in global copper prices has generated all sorts of dire warnings about what Dr Copper is telling us about the global economy. After all, he's called Dr Copper for a reason, right?

  • TOKYO, Jan 15- Japan's core machinery orders rose less than expected in November, suggesting companies are still cautious about capital expenditure with renewed worries about global growth adding to doubts over how quickly the economy can recover from recession. Japan's policymakers have said consumer spending, corporate profits, capital expenditure and...

  • TOKYO, Jan 15- Japan's core machinery orders rose less than expected in November due to declining orders in the manufacturing sector, suggesting companies are still cautious about capital expenditure due to worries about domestic demand. Lackluster business investment suggests that the economic recovery will be weak after an increase in the sales tax last...

  • Japan Nov core machinery orders rise 1.3 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 15- Japan's core machinery orders rose a smaller-than-expected 1.3 percent in November from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, suggesting capital expenditure among manufacturers could weaken. The rise in core orders, which exclude those of ships and electric power utilities, compared with a 5.0 percent rise forecast by...

  • *Current account due at 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 13. *Machinery orders, wholesale prices due at 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 15. TOKYO, Jan 9- Japan's leading indicator of capital expenditure probably rebounded in November, a Reuters poll showed, as strong corporate earnings on the back of a weak yen encouraged more firms to spend.

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 6.4 percent in October from the prior month, down for the first time in five months, government data showed on Thursday, suggesting that a pick-up in capital spending may be levelling off. The fall in core orders, which exclude those of ships and electric power utilities, compared with a 2.4 percent fall forecast by...

  • *Dong wants to diversify from sole supplier Siemens. PARIS, Nov 21- Dong Energy, Europe's largest offshore wind farm developer, plans to make the switch to giant wind turbines in a move that could signal a breakthrough for a new generation of products. The August deal was for the relatively small British 256 MW Burbo Bank farm, which Dong hopes to start building in...

  • Nov 17- American Specialty Alloys said it plans to build a $1.2 billion aluminum mill in southeastern United States to tap into rising demand from the automotive industry. Boggs is making the switch to aluminum after almost a quarter of a century working in engineering and technology development for major steel producers including AK Steel, Severstal's...

  • *Sept core machinery orders +2.9 pct vs f'cast -1.9 pct. TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose for the fourth straight month in September and manufacturers grew more confident this month, suggesting the economy may be finally starting to gather speed after the hit from an April sales tax hike. Thursday's data also offered an encouraging...

  • Japan Sept core machinery orders rise 2.9 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose 2.9 percent in September, government data showed on Thursday, and companies forecast only a modest decline in orders in October-December in a welcome sign that business investment will pick up. The month-on-month rise in core orders, which exclude those of ships and electric power utilities,...

  • Postal service extends delivery for holidays Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    United States Post Office package delivery

    In anticipation for double digit package growth, the Postal Service is expanding delivery services.