The BOJ's quarterly "tankan" survey of business sentiment rises to -8 in March from -12...

|By:, SA News Editor

The BOJ's quarterly "tankan" survey of business sentiment rises to -8 in March from -12 previously, just missing expectations for -7. It's the first improvement in 3 quarters and comes amid the fast devaluation of the yen late in 2012 and early this year. The Nikkei is off 1%, and the yen (FXYgains 0.3% vs. the greenback.