THE BOTTOM LINE

THE US-China trade talks have been suspended for more than two weeks with no sign of a revival. Listening to Donald Trump talk about his good friend Xi Jinping, one may be forgiven for thinking...

[TOKYO] US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with...

[TOKYO] President Donald Trump said the US is making "great progress" in trade negotiations with Japan even though a deal could come only after the latter's elections in July.

[TOKYO] Japan's government downgraded its assessment of the economy on Friday but maintained the view it was recovering, suggesting that escalating US-China trade tensions have yet to hit growth...

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan is looking to make its own calculation of economic growth as it seeks a more accurate and timely gauge of the economy's health, according to people familiar with the...

[TOKYO] Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he and US President Donald Trump agreed completely on the need for North Korea to promptly denuclearise.

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike in October even though slowing global demand and soft wage growth could weigh on the economy, one of the...

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe has a goal of energising Japan's sputtering economy by elevating women in the labour force. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January, Mr Abe...

BANK of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he will seek to hit his inflation target "step by step", dropping a pledge to meet it as soon as possible in a sign of the central bank...

JAPAN IS having its second-best stretch of uninterrupted post-war growth, the government said on Thursday, a nod to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive stimulus measures deployed five...