Products made in Japan are in high demand again thanks to Tokyo's monetary policies. In the last 12 months, the yen has lost some 20 percent against the US dollar. We take a closer look at Japan's economic stimulus program, also known as Abenomics.
Japan's government has nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor, giving the veteran finance chief more time to battle deflation and kick-start the world's third largest economy.
Top Japanese dividend stocks are in demand for the first time in a generation, thanks to increasing profits and a cheap yen. Investors, who complain that the US stock market lacks value, are moving their money to Tokyo.
Japan has said it started the year with a trade deficit as imports of fossil fuel overwhelmed the revenue from outbound shipments from the Asian nation. The negative figure came after a long period of surpluses.
Tokyo and Brussels have agreed a free trade accord, opening up the EU to Japanese cars and Japan to European cheese. Japan's economy meanwhile has recorderd its longest uninterrupted growth since 1994.
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