Sunday, December 8, 2019

 


Canadian Press
Japan economy markets 4th straight quarter of growth

TOKYO — Japan's economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8% in July-September, according to revised government data, better than the modest annual pace of 0.2% it gave as an earlier estimate.

The world's third largest economy has marked the fourth straight quarter of expansion, supported by consumer purchases ahead of a tax hike that kicked in recently.

The better results from the Cabinet Office, released Monday, reflect higher capital investment.

Private consumption was also a tad higher than the initial (full story)

 
Asian shares rise after buying mood on Wall Street ends week
TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday cheered by a buying mood on Wall Street that came at the end of last week. (full story)
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CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dipped 1 penny per gallon (3.8 litres) to $2.65 over the past two weeks. (full story)
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WASHINGTON — The nation’s business economists expect U.S. economic growth to decelerate this year and next but for the economy to avoid stumbling into recession, extending a record-breaking expansion already in its 11t (full story)

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Associated Press
Asian shares rise after buying mood on Wall Street ends week

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a wave of buying late last week on Wall Street that was spurred by strong U.S. jobs numbers and optimism over China-U.S. trade.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.4% in early trading to 23,439.13, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,735.70. South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.3% to 2,087.92. Hong Kong's Hang Seng picked up 0.1% to 26,511.78. The Shanghai Composite index fell 0.1% to 2,910.31.

“Markets were mostly higher on the (full story)

 
Japan economy marks 4th straight quarter of expansion
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy expanded at a faster than earlier estimated annual rate of 1.8% in July-September, powered by stronger consumer purchases and corporate investment ahead of an Oct. 1 tax hike. (full story)
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