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Fitch downgrades Japan’s credit rateing

Linda Young – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer Tokyo, Japan (4E) – Ratings agency Fitch downgraded Japan’s sovereign credit rating Tuesday from an AA to A+ and warned that further downgrades might be necessary. That is still an investment grade rating, but it is just above the ratings of troubled Italy and Spain. It was the […]

Car, Cigarette Sales Spur Surprise Economic Growth In Japan

Lawrence Mijares – AHN News Contributor Tokyo, Japan (AHN) – Japan has posted a surprising 0.9 percent in its gross domestic product for the third quarter of July to September, up from the previous 0.4 percent in the second quarter. The surge, reported Monday, was mainly attributable to consumer spending on “green” cars before the […]