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Economic news(2020/07/31)


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Overseas fund New rules for starting operations even when temporarily evacuating to Japan FSA

2020-07-31 22:52:00
The FSA has established rules that allow overseas investment funds to start business immediately if they temporarily evacuate to Japan, avoiding disasters and political unrest. There is a possibility that a financial institution that wants to leave Hong Kong, where China is increasingly involved, will choose Japan as the relocation destination.

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Consumer sentiment continues to be low for three consecutive months

2020-07-31 20:50:00
The "Consumer Attitude Index" in July, which shows consumers' willingness to shop, exceeded the previous month and increased for the third consecutive month. Regarding the consumer sentiment, the Cabinet Office has left the keynote judgment that "although it is still difficult, it is still picking up."

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Fiscal consolidation “It's not impossible to be profitable in 2025” Minister of economic revitalization

2020-07-31 20:28:00
Nishimura, the Minister for Economic Recovery, said that the achievement of the government's goal of turning the "basic fiscal balance" indicator of fiscal consolidation into the black by 2025 would become even more difficult. "Since this scenario does not incorporate spending reform, it will be impossible to achieve profitability in FY2025 if reforms equivalent to the previous ones are made," he said.

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Public-private fund under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Cumulative deficit of 12 billion yen

2020-07-31 20:03:00
A meeting of experts who has verified the problem that the public-private fund under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is abolished due to repeated investment failures and a loss, the fund system is too large for the investment record and the excessive labor cost etc. is in the red I severely pointed out that I inflated.

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Mizuho FG Corona impacted bad debt costs and decreased profits Apr-Jun results

2020-07-31 19:11:00
As for the major financial group, Mizuho Financial Group, the final profit for the three months from April to June was 24% lower than last year. This is because the new coronavirus has adversely affected the management of the loan recipient company, increasing the cost of preparing for a loan loss.

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JR Tokai's record high deficit for the quarter

2020-07-31 19:03:00
JR Tokai's financial results for the three months until June were a loss of 72.6 billion yen due to a dramatic decrease in Tokaido Shinkansen users due to the spread of the new coronavirus. The deficit is the largest ever for a quarter.

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Fiscal consolidation index Achievement of profit target for FY2025

2020-07-31 18:56:00
Regarding the "basic fiscal balance", which is an indicator of fiscal consolidation, the Cabinet Office has compiled the latest estimation that the deficit in fiscal 2025 will reach 7.3 trillion yen even if high economic growth can be achieved. Achieving profitability targets is becoming more difficult.

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Tobacco 1 box 50 yen price increase If application is approved, from October 1

2020-07-31 18:50:00
Along with the tobacco tax increase in October, JT = Japan Tobacco Industry has decided to raise the price of major brands by around JPY50 per box.

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Request for shortening of business hours in Tokyo Distribution of leaflets that the shopping district calls for cooperation

2020-07-31 18:47:00
Governor Koike of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has requested to cooperate with the request at the shopping district in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, as it indicated that it would request the restaurants that serve sake to shorten the business hours from the 3rd of next month. Therefore, a leaflet with the details of the request was distributed to the store.

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Yen exchange rate rise Mid 104 yen Yen high level for the first time in about 4 months

2020-07-31 18:39:00
On the 31st, the Tokyo foreign exchange market and the yen exchange rate rose, reaching the high level of the yen for the first time in about four months at the mid-$104 level of the dollar.

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Rent burden reduction for small and medium-sized enterprises, etc. "Benefit" Start payment from 4th of next month

2020-07-31 18:26:00
The "rent support benefits" that reduce the burden of rents on small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the new coronavirus are expected to start paying on the 4th of next month.

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Mazda April-June financial results: loss of 66.6 billion yen

2020-07-31 18:23:00
Mazda's report The three-month financial results from April to last month resulted in a net loss of 66.6 billion yen due to the worldwide decline in sales due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Prime Minister Abe "Promotion of Integrated Economic and Fiscal Reform" Economic and Fiscal Advisory Council

2020-07-31 18:10:00
In response to the prospect that it would be more difficult to achieve the government's fiscal consolidation target, Prime Minister Abe announced at the Economic and Fiscal Advisory Council that the medium- to long-term economic and financial situation was difficult and He showed the idea of ​​promoting integrated financial reform.

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BOJ Financial Services Agency holds an extraordinary meeting due to weak stock prices and strong yen

2020-07-31 17:56:00
The Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Japan, and the Financial Services Agency held a meeting temporarily with executives due to the unstable movement of the financial market, such as the stock price depreciation worried that the number of people infected with the new coronavirus has rapidly increased. It was Treasury Secretary Okamura stressed that market trends were tense and stressed that the government and the BOJ would work together if necessary.

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Softbank Hikari line intermittent communication failure

2020-07-31 17:43:00
SoftBank's fixed-line communication service using optical lines has intermittent communication problems that make it difficult to use in some areas of eastern Japan since 30 days, and the company is investigating the cause and hurrying recovery. ..

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Old coal-fired power plant Some were changed from "abolition" to "pause" in case of disaster

2020-07-31 17:09:00
The Working Group of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which discusses the reduction of coal-fired power generation, should confirm the policy of leaving some of the old power plants in operation so that they can be restarted in the event of a disaster, and proceed with specific studies. became.

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Japan Post Group Insurance and investment trust of Japan Post Insurance New inappropriate sales?

2020-07-31 17:04:00
The Japan Post Group revealed that it was possible that the insurance and investment trust of Japan Post Insurance were sold inappropriately to the same customer. New challenges have arisen as we work to restore trust in response to the improper sale of insurance.

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Tsuneishi Shipbuilding and Mitsui E&S Form Capital Alliance with Restructuring in Shipbuilding Industry

2020-07-31 16:59:00
The restructuring movement has spread in the shipbuilding industry, which is exposed to intense competition with South Korea and China, and a major Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and the former Mitsui Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Mitsui E&S Holdings Co., Ltd. have entered into talks for a capital tie-up.

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BOJ Financial Services Agency meets with the weak yen

2020-07-31 16:33:00
The Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Japan, and the Financial Services Agency held a meeting with executives around 4 pm, as stock prices fell sharply in the financial market and the yen was strengthening in fear of the rapid increase in the number of people infected with the new coronavirus. We are discussing the correspondence.

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Number of domestic guests in June decreased by 69.6% from the same month the year before

2020-07-31 16:04:00
Last month, the total number of guests using domestic hotels and inns was 1.39 million, a 69% decrease from the same month last year. The decrease was slightly better than 84% in May, but continues to have a serious impact on the tourism industry due to the new coronavirus.

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Japan Post Group Misunderstandings about Japan Post Insurance and Mutual Fund Sales

2020-07-31 15:54:00
The Japan Post Group has revealed that when selling Japan Post Insurance and investment trusts to the same customer, there may have been cases where there was a false explanation or that the customer's intention was not met. ..

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Stock price drop over 600 yen Impact of new corona below 22,000 yen for the first time in a month

2020-07-31 15:52:00
On the 31st, the Tokyo stock market dropped the Nikkei 225 stock price by more than 600 yen, falling below 22,000 yen for the first time in a month, falling for 6 consecutive business days.

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Number of housing starts decreased by 10% or more for 3 consecutive months Impact of new corona

2020-07-31 15:39:00
The number of housing starts nationwide in June decreased by more than 12% compared to the same month last year. Due to the widespread spread of new coronaviruses, the number of custom-built homes dropped significantly, and the drop of more than 10% was for the third consecutive month.

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Tokyo Gas's first storm and flood disaster response training Assuming flooding of a river

2020-07-31 15:23:00
Due to the succession of heavy rain disasters, Tokyo Gas conducted training for the first time to deal with wind and flood damage, and confirmed the procedures for collecting damage information assuming a flood of rivers.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces organizational amendment to strengthen response to international dispute over trade

2020-07-31 14:36:00
With the confrontation between Japan and South Korea regarding Japan's export restrictions to South Korea, etc., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will reorganize the organization by establishing a new "Economic Dispute Resolution Section" in order to strengthen its response to international trade disputes. Announced.

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Toshiba rejects shareholder proposals from “shareholders”

2020-07-31 14:14:00
The shareholders' meeting of Toshiba was held, and the fund of the largest shareholder known as "a talkative shareholder" made a note of the shareholder proposal for the election of directors of their choice, but it was rejected.

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Ministry of Agriculture Visiting restaurants nationwide to prevent corona infection

2020-07-31 13:51:00
Since many people are infected with the new coronavirus at dinners at restaurants, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will visit restaurants nationwide and directly call for thorough measures to prevent the spread of infection.

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Go To Travel Minister of Foreign Affairs Akabane "Implementation of a project to monitor changes in the infection situation"

2020-07-31 13:40:00
As confirmation of new coronavirus infections is increasing outside of Tokyo, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism says “Go To Travel,” which excludes travel to Tokyo as a destination from discounts. We will carry out business appropriately while paying close attention to changes."

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What is a new style of travel or work, "work application"?

2020-07-31 13:26:00
"Worcation" is being discussed on SNS. The motivation for this was that at the government meeting on the 27th of this month, the idea of ​​promoting "Wacation" was announced. This is an unfamiliar word, but is this a new coined word? What does it look like in the first place? I looked it up.

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Minister Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry “Difficult to hold policy dialogue between Japan and Korea” WTO subcommittee established

2020-07-31 13:02:00
With the WTO=World Trade Organization establishing a subcommittee, which is the first instance of the trial, in response to a lawsuit filed by South Korea over Japan's measures to tighten export controls for South Korea, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama's policy on Japan and South Korea He acknowledged that holding a dialogue will be difficult.

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Stock price temporarily dropped by more than 500 yen Uncertainty about the economy further strengthened

2020-07-31 12:46:00
The Tokyo stock market on the 31st began to sell more in the afternoon, and the Nikkei 225 stock price temporarily dropped above 500 yen. This is because the number of people infected with the new coronavirus is increasing in each region, and uncertainty about the future of the economy is further increasing.

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Minutes of monetary policy decision meeting 10 years ago are released. Response to BOJ deflation.

2020-07-31 12:41:00
The Bank of Japan published the minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting in the first half of 2010, when the Japanese economy was in a deflationary state. It can be seen that the government at the time strongly urged the Bank of Japan to take bold steps to overcome deflation, and it seemed difficult.

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Yen exchange rate rise Yen appreciation level for the first time in about 4 months

2020-07-31 11:56:00
The Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 31st, the yen exchange rate has risen, and the yen has risen for the first time in about four months to the first half of the 104 yen range.

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Stock price drop over 400 yen due to concern over new corona infection

2020-07-31 11:51:00
On the 31st, the Tokyo stock market became almost completely weak, and the Nikkei 225 stock price dropped more than 400 yen, falling below 22,000 yen for the first time in about a month. Sales orders are swelling, fearing that the spread of the new coronavirus will increase the impact on domestic economic activities.

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Major US IT companies 4 companies April-June financial results 3 companies such as Amazon Significantly increase business performance

2020-07-31 10:35:00
While the new coronavirus infection spreads and the economy deteriorates rapidly in the United States, four major IT companies announced their financial results for three months until June, Amazon made sales, and the final profit was the highest ever The three companies have greatly improved their business performance.

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June industrial production index rises for the first time in 5 months

2020-07-31 10:27:00
The last month's industrial production index, which shows the production activity of companies, began to rise for the first time in five months due to the restart of economic activity in Japan and abroad Has been revised to "can be seen."

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Yen exchange rate rise Yen appreciation level for the first time in about 4 months

2020-07-31 09:34:00
On the 31st, the Tokyo foreign exchange market and the yen exchange rate have risen, and the yen has risen to the mid-104 yen level for the first time in about four months.

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Narita Airport domestic flight arrivals and departures more than doubled last month

2020-07-31 06:03:00
After the cancellation of the emergency declaration, at Narita Airport, the number of departures and arrivals in July has already more than doubled in June, as a result of the fact that airlines have resumed domestic flights It was.

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NY stock market price decline Concerns about economic outlook increase

2020-07-31 05:33:00
The Dow average stock price on the New York stock market on the 30th fell as the concern for the future of the economy increased due to the record deterioration of the US GDP growth rate.

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Renewable energy and nuclear are alternatives to coal-fired power

2020-07-31 05:14:00
In response to an NHK interview, Chairman Kazuhiro Ikebe of the Federation of Electric Power Companies made by a major electric power company will work to expand renewable energy and improve nuclear safety in place of coal-fired thermal power, which will be gradually reduced in the future. Showed an idea.

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U.S. GDP worst level Corona economic recovery uncertain

2020-07-31 04:38:00
In the United States, the growth rate of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) from April to June was minus 32.9% on an annualized basis, which was the worst since 1947 when we started collecting statistics. In the United States, the spread of the new coronavirus has not stopped, and it is unclear how much the economy will recover in the future.

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Volkswagen April-June: 200 billion yen deficit Impact of new corona

2020-07-31 04:05:00
Volkswagen, Germany, the world's number one automobile manufacturer for four consecutive years until last year, fell into the final deficit of about 200 billion yen in Japanese yen due to the decline in sales due to the new coronavirus for the past three months. did.

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Germany Apr-Jun GDP YoY -10.1% Impact of new corona

2020-07-31 03:52:00
In Germany, the growth rate of GDP (GDP) from April to June was minus 10.1% compared to the previous three months, the largest decline since 1970 when comparable statistics were started. It was.

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