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Big Japanese manufacturers are gaining momentum

Confidence is rising among big manufacturers in Japan, the latest data shows. Japan’s quarterly Tankan survey released by the Japanese central bank showed that business sentiment improved in the sector for the second straight quarter. The index rose from a reading of +11 to +12, which is the highest since […]
Big Japanese manufacturers are gaining momentum
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Japanese business sentiment hasn’t been this gloomy in years

Sentiment among Japan’s largest manufacturing firms fell to a three-year low during the March quarter, dragged lower by concerns surrounding profitability due to the strengthening Japanese yen. According to the closely watched Tankan survey released by the Bank of Japan, the index measuring sentiment levels for large manufacturers fell to […]
Japanese business sentiment hasn’t been this gloomy in years
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Confidence levels across Japan’s largest firms are holding up

Sentiment levels for large Japanese manufacturers held steady in the December quarter, bucking expectations of a slowdown. According to the latest Tankan survey released by the Bank of Japan, sentiment levels among large manufacturers held steady at +12, beating expectations for a decline to +11. A reading above zero indicates […]
Confidence levels across Japan’s largest firms are holding up