A common thief does not typically act with greater force or stealth.
I would guess like me you have tried to get your head around the taxes you pay without much success. 1,358 more words
Published time: November 18, 2014 16:01
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(AFP Photo / Kazuhiro Nogi)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is going to dissolve the lower chamber of parliament on November 21 and call early elections in an effort to save his grand economic strategy dubbed “Abenomics.” 263 more words
So declares the BBC!
However, this is not at all “surprising”. Shinzo Abe’s government, after much success with ‘Abenomics’ to combat deflation and economic stagnation in Japan, made the mistake of passing a hike on the Consumption Tax to a whopping 8% earlier this year. 339 more words
Japan relies heavily on imported oil, so one might expect that falling oil prices would provide a strong boost to the Japanese economy. However, the Japanese economy is large, and the fall in oil from $100 to $85 per barrel will result in dollar savings of just 0.5% of projected GDP in 2015. 687 more words