Japan

Japan may exempt food, drinks from sales tax hike - sources

TOKYO - Japan may exempt some food and beverages from a planned increase in the sales tax, government sources said.

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UPDATE 1-Japanese banks among bidders for GE's local finance unit-sources

Sept 4 - Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.

Regulatory News, 04 Sep 2015

No BOJ easing needed in October if inflation expectations anchored: IMF

TOKYO - The Bank of Japan does not need to expand monetary policy in October even if it cuts its growth and price forecasts, as long as inflation expectations are well anchored, the IMF's mission chief for Japan said on Friday.

04 Sep 2015

Japanese banks among bidders for GE's local finance unit-sources

Sept 4 - Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.

Regulatory News, 04 Sep 2015

BOJ may offer bleaker view on overseas growth, exports: sources

TOKYO - The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a bleaker view on overseas economies and may lower its assessment on the country's exports next week, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters by Friday.

04 Sep 2015

Japan needs to tweak bid to stay in Indonesia railway race-minister

JAKARTA, Sept 4 - Japan must drop its requirement for government guarantees if it wants to stay in the race against China to build an Indonesian railway link from Jakarta to Bandung, a senior minister said on Friday.

04 Sep 2015