TOKYO, April 10- Japan's core machinery orders fell sharply in February, casting doubt on the strength of capital spending as early signs suggest the world's third-biggest economy may struggle to cope with a sales tax hike that kicked in this month.» Read More
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.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders jumped to a five-year high in November, a sign companies may be ready to ramp up investment and increase wages-- key elements in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to revive the world's third-biggest economy.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders jumped in November for the second straight month of gains, a sign companies may ramp up investment to meet strong domestic demand and boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive the economy.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders rose a bigger-than-expected 9.3 percent in November, government data showed on Thursday, marking the second straight month of gains in a sign companies may ramp up investment to meet strong domestic demand.
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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.
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.
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