* Govt hopes travel campaign, fee waivers will keep ANA
TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices slipped for the second consecutive month in September, a sign that a coronavirus-induced demand downturn is piling deflationary pressure on the world's third-largest economy already blighted by recession.
* Prolonged battle with pandemic could hurt banking system
(Recasts with details of report, stress test results and
estimates on relief impact)
* Nearly 60% of households said no big change in income vs
TOKYO The International Monetary Fund gave a thumbs-up on Wednesday to plans by new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to maintain the thrust of his predecessor's "Abenomics" stimulus programmes, while pushing through reforms to revitalise the economy.
TOKYO The International Monetary Fund slashed this year's economic forecast for Asia, reflecting a sharper-than-expected contraction in countries like India, a sign the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the region.
TOKYO Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai said on Wednesday the central bank must take "swift and appropriate" action if the coronavirus shock delays the country's economic recovery.
TOKYO Japan's central bank is expected to cut its growth and price forecasts for the current fiscal year at next week's rate review, sources familiar with its thinking said, as the coronavirus pandemic weighs on the economic recovery.
TOKYO Japan will join forces with the United States and Europe to take on any market abuses by the four Big Tech companies, the new head of its antitrust watchdog said on Monday, a sign Tokyo will join global efforts to regulate digital platform operators.