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  • 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.

  • Oil price decline is good for agriculture too!  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    Martin Richenhagen, CEO of AGCO, an agricultural machinery company discusses, how the falling price of oil is good for his company and how the sector must adapt to changing diets in emerging markets.

  • Relax, bad data won't rock Japan's boat: Pro  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist, Richard Bernstein Advisors, says a worse-than-expected machinery orders for October may fuel more stimulus, which will benefit Japan's market in the long run.

  • 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...

  • Data deluge shows China still slowing: Pro  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Shen Jian Guang, Greater China Chief Economist at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the raft of economic indicators released late Thursday and outlines the PBoC's next step.

  • *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.

  • 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.