Economy



Japan inflation falls back to zero, household spending drops

TOKYO: Japanese inflation fell back to zero in July while household spending dropped again, official data showed on Friday, as a slowdown in China threatens Japan's already precarious economic picture









Capital outflows from emerging economies reach $4.5bn in August

WASHINGTON: Capital streamed out of emerging-market economies in August as panicky investors dumped equities to the tune of $8.7 billion, according to data from the Institute of International Finance.



Sharp plans to spin-off LCD panel unit

TOKYO: Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is considering selling off its mainstay liquid crystal display panel business, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.



Switzerland economy expands 0.2%

ZURICH: Switzerland's economy expanded by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, the Economic Affairs Ministry said Friday, allowing the country to dodge a recession.

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