Japan Second-Quarter GDP Revision Sparks Recession Fears – CCN.com

Japan’s economy faces both external and internal risks as latest GDP numbers released. | Source: Shutterstock Japan’s economic expansion cooled more than initially forecast in the second quarter, revised data showed, complicating the government’s planned consumption tax hike later this year. Ironically, the long-delayed sales tax increase is expected to shrink Japan’s GDP output later […]

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‘We Promote Bitcoin and Love Blockchain’, says Japanese Central Banker

Japan’s central bank, unlike China, isn’t petrified of capital outflows or investment through cryptocurrency.| Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: Japan’s central bank has reaffirmed the country’s position as one of the world’s most progressive countries with regards to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, a senior Bank of Japan official has […]

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Japan’s Biggest E-Commerce Firm Officially Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan’s biggest e-commerce website is officially launching its cryptocurrency exchange. .| Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: Rakuten, the largest e-commerce company in Japan which serves well over 1.2 billion individuals globally with its e-commerce and payments services, has officially launched a cryptocurrency exchange. The official statement of Rakuten read: “Rakuten Wallet, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary […]

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