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Japanese minister's rose-tinted vision

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Japanese economic minister Heizo Takenaka has been a busy man lately.
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at some of Monday's top business stories:

Shares lower after three consecutive gains

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- After three consecutive sessions of gains, share prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market slipped, setting a dull tone for this week's

Shares lower after three consecutive gains

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Share prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market slipped in early afternoon trading Monday, after three consecutive sessions of gains.

Asian stocks ignore Argentina woes

SINGAPORE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Ignoring the Argentina peso devaluation over the weekend, Asian stock markets powered ahead as investors bullishness about an economic recovery continued unabat

UPI's The Year Ahead: Parts 6-10

UPI's The Year Ahead: Parts 6-10
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Jobless report lifts stocks

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were higher in fairly active trading at closing on Friday, lifted by optimism about a profit recovery and an unemployment report that suggested some stability may be returning.

Jobless report lifts stocks

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were higher in fairly active trading at midday Friday, lifted by optimism about a profit

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at Friday's top business stories:

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Year Ahead: Japan's health hinges on U.S.

TOKYO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- When Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi took the helm this April, the sense of relief rippling across the nation seemed almost palpable. Having suffered
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Stocks hug the flat line

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were little changed in pre-year-end trading Friday as investors waded through a barrage

Japan bank goes bust , will others follow?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Given Japan's fundamental problems in trying to revive its long-ailing economy, news of a Japanese bank going bust for the first time in more than two years act
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Stocks little changed in light trading

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were little changed in light pre-yearend trading at midday Friday as investors waded thr

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at Friday's top business stories:

Japan recession bites next year's budget

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The recession is taking a toll on Japan's coffers, as tax revenue for the upcoming fiscal year beginning April 2002 is expected to decline by nearly $31 billion
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Review: How Nissan's CEO did it his way

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Several weeks ago, Japan's number two car maker announced the unthinkable: that its earnings results were the best in its corporate history, in spite of the country suffering its fourth recession in a decade, amid the global economic slump.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Weaker yen welcomed by Japan officials

TOKYO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Reflecting the bleaker prospects of the Japanese economy, the yen fell to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar in over three years in early morning trading Monday, a trend that actually seems to be welcomed by government officials here.
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Japan workers seek jobs, but still fussy

TOKYO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- With its neon billboards and blaring television screens atop high-rise buildings, the Shibuya district in central Tokyo makes New York's Times Square look positively tame. And during the day, it's also the mecca of teenage fashion and all things kitsch, t
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Of Human Interest: News-lite

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Japan's South Asian relations still murky

TOKYO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Returning to New Delhi early Tuesday after back-to-back meetings with top Japanese government officials including Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi the previous day, Atal Behari Vajpayee's homecoming should be regarded as a major step forward for
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Japan jobless hits record high in slump

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Japan beat its own record Friday, as October's unemployment rate reached its all-time high of 5.4 percent, having reached its previous peak only last month. The government warned, moreover, that the outlook for the job market looks bleak amid a global eco
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Japan's credit rating slashed again.

TOKYO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Japan's credit rating has been slashed yet again as the country continues to suffer dimmer growth prospects, with the government still in a deadlock on pushing
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Japan's privatization efforts seen limited

TOKYO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday the government would press for seven government-funded public corporations to either be privatized or eli

Japan cries for more cash to boost economy

TOKYO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Economic stimulus packages are nothing new in Japan, but with the global downturn, politicians are clamoring for even more cash to be pumped into the country's sagging economy as it tries to spend its way out of a recession.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent
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