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  • *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,...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's leading gauge of capital spending rose for a third straight month in August, in a tentative sign firms are investing their profits in plants and equipment that could bolster growth in the world's third-largest economy. But analysts say the 4.7 percent gain in core machinery orders is not enough to dispel concerns the economy is losing...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's leading gauge of capital spending rose for a third straight month in August, in a sign firms are investing their profits in plants and equipment that could bolster growth in the world's third-largest economy. The 4.7 percent monthly gain in core machinery orders in August will help ease concerns the economy is losing traction even as the...

  • Japan Aug core machinery orders rise 4.7 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's core machinery orders rose 4.7 percent in August from the prior month, government data showed on Thursday, up for a third consecutive month in a sign of a moderate pick-up in capital spending. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, was much faster than a...

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in July, but analysts said the data failed to dispel some doubts about the strength of business investment that is needed to propel Japan out of the slump caused by April's sales tax hike.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in July, a tentative sign of a pickup in business investment that is needed to propel Japan out of the slump caused by April's sales tax hike.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's core machinery orders rose 3.5 percent in July, government data showed on Wednesday, marking the second straight month-on-month gain in a sign of a gradual pick-up in capital spending.

  • Europe's top industrials target Goldilocks zone Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Sept 7- "Good enough" might not make for a marketing slogan, but some of Europe's top engineering companies, which have made their reputation on the quality of their products, are hoping it will make for a profitable strategy.

  • *June core orders +8.8 pct m/m vs +15.3 pct forecast. TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in April-June at their fastest since the last global financial crisis and only a modest rebound is seen in the current quarter- further challenging policymakers contending with a fragile economy.

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's core machinery orders rose for the first time in three months in June after a record plunge in May, but weak exports and industrial production cloud the outlook for the capital spending needed to sustain economic growth.

  • Japan June core machinery orders up 8.8 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's core machinery orders rose 8.8 percent in June, up for the first time in three months after a record plunge in the prior month, Cabinet Office data showed on Thursday.

  • *May core orders -19.5 pct m/m vs +0.7 pct forecast. TOKYO, July 10- Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy.

  • TOKYO, July 10- Japan's machinery orders posted their worst monthly fall on record in May, defying expectations of a bounce and casting doubt on hopes that capital spending was picking up and could drive further economic recovery.

  • TOKYO, July 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell 19.5 percent in May from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, casting doubt over the outlook for a pickup in capital spending.

  • How to read China's April industrial profits report  Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, explains that there are structural and cyclical stories behind China's April industrial profits data.

  • Japan Machinery Orders Clock Fastest Rise in 2 Years Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:28 PM ET

    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 November Core Machinery Orders Rise 3.9% Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Asia's Factories Show Signs of Revival Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:19 AM ET
    Workers assemble sedans at the Dongfeng car factory in Wuhan, China.

    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.

  • Why Inflation in China Will Raise Its Head Again Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 11:10 PM ET

    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.