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To Help Reduce Debt Load, SoftBank Selling $7.9 Billion worth Alibaba Stock

To Help Reduce Debt Load, SoftBank Selling $7.9 Billion worth Alibaba Stock

On Tuesday, Japan's SoftBank Group Corp said, to increase its financial flexibility it would sell at least $7.9 billion worth of its shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce giant. The proceedings from the sale will help the company to trim down its debt and to revive the U.S.

Sony looking to compete with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with PS VR

Sony looking to compete with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with PS VR

Japanese electronics major, Sony is working on the release of its new Playstation VR that will compete with the likes of us Rift and HTC Vive in the hotly contested gaming market.

Minutes of BOJ’s January Meeting Show Officials are Open to Expanding Quantitative Easing Program Further

Minutes of BOJ’s January Meeting Show Officials are Open to Expanding Quantitati

The minutes of Bank of Japan's January meeting was released on Friday, which indicated that the BOJ officials are open to extending the already massive quantitative easing program further.

The minutes revealed that officials are exploring further asset purchases and also introduction of negative rates. The bank is making an effort to fight deflation and the new insight will probably make expectations grow that the BOJ might adopt additional monetary stimulus soon using both the channels.

BOJ Making Further Efforts to Turnaround the Deflationary Trends

BOJ Making Further Efforts to Turnaround the Deflationary TrendsBoosting spending and investments tops the BOJ's agenda. The Bank of Japan hopes trimming interest rates to lower than zero rates will work to fulfill its aim but at the same time worry about inactivity and years of trivial returns could mean that savers become doubtful in keeping strides with the central bank's tune.

Japan’s Labor Market is Booming; Employers Face Labor Glitch

Haruhiko KurodaSome think that growth in Japan may be almost non-existent, especially with its failure to meet its inflation target in the recent past. But things have changed now as the labor market in Japan is simply sizzling with the employers struggling to cope up with a severe labor shortage that has been seen in last twenty five years.

Data Shows Japan’s Retail Sales, Output Move Up Signaling at Gradual Rebound from Recession

Data Shows Japan’s Retail Sales, Output Move Up Signaling at Gradual Rebound from RecessionIn October, the industrial output of Japan grew for the second consecutive month.

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