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Japan's export growth slows sharply in February

But analysts expect strong demand from the US to boost shipments and help economy step up pace
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:50

Policymakers are keen to see Japan's export engine in good heart as it's an important driver of corporate earnings, which should eventually translate into higher salaries for workers.


JAPAN's export growth slowed sharply in February after surging in the previous month thanks to the timing of the Chinese New Year, but analysts expect strong demand from the United States to boost shipments and help the economy step up the pace.

Exports rose 2.4 per cent in

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