1 million units cracking in housing starts 2 consecutive months rice
Housing starts, which is an index that represents the future of the American economy, but last month has increased 2 percent from the previous month, and less than 100 million units, which is the firm whether a guideline two months in a row, and a sieve not does Could.
Discussion local activation at the seminar of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives
seminars nationwide Japan Association of Corporate Executives of representatives gather is opened in Kanazawa City, such as cooperation in a wide area in order to attract foreign tourists, was exchanged opinions towards the activation of the local.
And published a new content of Taiwan Japan food import regulations
Taiwanese health authorities, in response to the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, in addition to import stop of food from Fukushima, such as the five provinces that have already done, fisheries that are imported from specific regions such as Miyagi and Iwate such as the part of the food goods, and so requiring the inspection of radioactive material, I announced the contents of the new regulations.
Yen exchange rate somewhat rise
Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on 16th, from view of the pace of American economic recovery is slower than originally anticipated, out movement to buy a circle by selling dollars, somewhat appreciation island against the yen the dollar was.
Also decrease width reduced direct investment down 12 percent to China
This year direct investment from January to last month from Japan to China, a decrease of 12% over than the same period of last year, still despite decline was followed, the decline as compared to the total of up to February have reduced , I can ask the fact that the movement of the investment has been somewhat improved amid in toward the relationship is improving day.
Final adjustments to the Sharp 200 billion yen scale of support
Performance "Sharp" in the slump continues major electronics manufacturers, was from major banks to strengthen the financial base enters the final adjustment in the direction to receive the financial assistance of 200 billion yen scale. In conjunction with this, it is rebuilding the forward policy of management crossing the rationalization of drastic businesses, such as the sale and personnel reduction of headquarters.
Shizuoka of conversion facility expansion to the East-West power interchange
To prepare for the power shortage due to the large-scale disaster, as the frequency there is a need to increase the power that can be flexible to different regions, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2.5 the ability also equipment that converts the frequency in the Shizuoka Prefecture times I showed the idea that we should be enhanced.
"Confetti" Germany at a press pretend woman conference
At a press conference Draghi President of the European Central Bank, which was held in Frankfurt, Germany, a woman who had attended the guise of reporters suddenly jumped in front of the desk of Draghi President of the eyes, seeded something like confetti There is commotion to be overpowered, venue temporary, became abuzz.
Stock price modest rise
Tokyo stock market 16 days, amid buy and sell are crossed, spread the movement of repurchase from the fact that the yen against the dollar in foreign exchange market was somewhat calm, stock price has risen to slightly.
Tokyo metropolitan area apartment sale decreased 3 months in a row
Last month, the difference was newly built apartment number of units sold in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and less than 4% last year in the same month from that sale was reduced in Kanagawa Prefecture, were down three months in a row.
In McDonald's performance worsened to 131 store closures
McDonald's Holdings is deteriorating performance is in such foreign matter contamination of the product, as well as closing the approximately 130 stores later this year, has revealed a policy that solicit voluntary retirement of 100 employees.
To reduce the McDonald's executive compensation
McDonald's Holdings, as the results in such contamination of impact on the products that revealed one after another this year is to clarify the drastically deteriorated responsibility, the remuneration of Sarah Casanova president 20 percent, remuneration of the other directors the 10-15%, both 6 months, I announced the reduction.
McDonald's two years in a row last deficit outlook
McDonald's Holdings, for this year's earnings forecast up this year in December, as such influence that series of foreign material contamination of the products prolonged, the final profit and loss and 38 billion yen deficit, the second consecutive year the final deficit I announced the expected to be.
"Shipping electrical separation" deliberation filled in bill the House of Representatives
To spin-off the division of power transmission and distribution and power generation of the major power companies in order to encourage new entrants to the power business, and amendment of the Electricity Business Act that want to implement the so-called "dispatch electricity separation" from five years later, the House of Representatives this The deliberate filled at the meeting, Abe Prime Minister said, "I decided that will lead to Japan's growth", and sought to understand the early passage of the bill.
I spate carefully opinion in the Liberal Democratic Party Group AIIB participation
Joint meeting of such diplomacy Subcommittee of the Liberal Democratic Party is opened, for AIIB = Asian infrastructure investment bank China has proposed the establishment, pointed out such as "should assess the Chinese spirit" opinions and that "philosophy of loan is not clear." such as, cautious opinion was after another to participate in Japan.
Yen exchange rate appreciation
Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on 16th, from view of the pace of American economic recovery is slower than originally anticipated, out movement to buy a circle by selling dollar, yen exchange rate has risen against the dollar you.
Also affect the Canceled follow companies in Hiroshima
From that canceled flights arrive and depart the Hiroshima Airport in an accident of Asiana aircraft is followed, at the airport near the company, have begun to affect such is forced to change the route to ship the item.
Economic recovery phase, "and even wage improvement in small and medium-sized enterprises"
Amari economic recovery Ministers met in Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mimura President and Tokyo, while was seeking the cooperation so as to improve the wages even in small and medium-sized enterprises towards the virtuous cycle of economic, Mimura said the transaction price further efforts of large companies such as optimization is I showed recognition that we need.
"Convenience store franchisees also workers"
Organizations to make in the merchant owner of major convenience store "Family Mart" is, about the company you have filed a relief as it is unfair not depending on the collective bargaining, even union Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Relations Commission "signatories of franchise agreement shows the determination that hit the workers on the law ", it was ordered to respond to the offer of collective bargaining in the company.
Discussed in the power saving numerical targets arranged not the direction of the summer
Power companies, this summer, the prospect of 3% of available capacity, which is the minimum necessary to the stable supply of power can be ensured, the 16th, was announced in unison. Government response to this is, this summer, but to request a power saving in the country with the exception of Okinawa, numerical targets has to be considered in the direction that is not provided for the third consecutive year.
To China without the world Japan holdings of US Treasuries
For the American government bonds that are held around the world as one of the safest assets, the 15th, the United States Treasury Department, Japan to the world of weapons states to unplug the China in six and a half years in February this year it was announced that it became.
FRB economic expansion continue in the dollar impact pointed out
America FRB = Federal Reserve Board, which corresponds to the central bank of, the economic report that was released on the 15th, the American economy and "continued to expand", but showed the same judgment as ever, the progress of the dollar But part of the production companies was pointed out that the decrease in impact on exports.
The cooperation seek policy of such as the World Bank to the US AIIB
G20 = before the open is the in Washington 20 major countries of finance ministers and central bank governors meeting, the United States Department of the Treasury, with respect AIIB = Asian infrastructure investment bank China has proposed the establishment, with such as the World Bank I showed a policy that will seek the cooperation of the form, such as co-financing again.
Warning the EU Google on suspicion of antitrust violations
EU = European Union, the United States of IT companies, as Google is their site is operating unfairly advantageous to become as search services, gave a warning on suspicion of antitrust violations.
Greek sovereign debt rating cut funding concerns
Standard & Poor's of the major rating agencies, if prolonged talks over the financial assistance to Greece as there is a possibility that the financing of governments and banks more to tight, Greek rating of government bonds, "On the economic situation as soon as the debt I was down to level the payment is a "could hitch.