TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell 15.7 percent in December, dropping for the first time in three months after a hefty gain in the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday.» Read More
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TOKYO, Dec 11- Japan's core machinery orders rose 0.6 percent in October, rebounding from a fall in the previous month and boding well for stronger capital expenditure-- a key element in sustaining the current economic recovery.
TOKYO, Dec 11- Japan's core machinery orders rose 0.6 percent in October, rebounding from a decline in the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, in a sign that companies may slowly increase capital expenditure.
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*Core machinery orders -2.1 pct m/m vs f'cast -1.4 pct. TOKYO/ MATSUMOTO, Japan, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell more than expected and a central bank policymaker warned of headwinds from soft overseas growth, underscoring the challenges of sustaining an economic recovery generated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies.
TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell more than expected in September and firms expect orders to fall further in the current quarter, showing that business investment remains the weak link in generating a sustained economic recovery.
TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell 2.1 percent in September after a hefty gain in the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, but a recovery in capital spending is seen as largely intact because of rising corporate profits and sentiment.
TOKYO, Oct 10- Japan took another step forward to solidifying a durable economic recovery, as core machinery orders rose faster-than-expected in August, providing a welcome sign for capital spending seen as vital for achieving sustainable growth.
TOKYO, Oct 10- Japan's core machinery orders rose faster-than-expected in August, posting its first rise in three months, in a welcome sign for capital spending seen as vital for durable recovery in the world's third-largest economy.
TOKYO, Oct 10- Japan's core machinery orders increased a bigger-than-expected 5.4 percent in August from the previous month, rising for the first time in three months, government data showed on Thursday.
*Machinery orders data due 8:50 a.m. Thur ( 2350 GMT Wed. TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters)- Japan's core machinery orders likely rose 2.0 percent in August to mark their first increase in three months, a Reuters poll showed, an encouraging sign for capital spending that is seen as vital to driving sustainable long-term growth in the world's third-largest economy.
TOKYO, Sept 12- Japan's core machinery orders were unchanged in July from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, casting some doubt on the strength of capital expenditure.
Japan's machinery orders rose in February at the fastest pace since mid-2011 in a sign that capital expenditure could pick up this year as business confidence is boosted.
Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.
Manufacturing activity in Asia expanded in December as China's economy showed signs of revival but export demand was uneven, pointing to further sluggish growth for the region, business surveys suggest.
China’s October Inflation numbers came in below expectations, proving to be of little concern to the country’s policymakers at the moment, but economists warn the inflation rate could double by mid-2013 as growth in the world’s second largest economy gains momentum.
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