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Economic news(2021/03/18)


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Japan Post Group Negotiations settled by seeing off bears

2021-03-18 23:57:00
In this spring battle, the Japan Post Group settled the negotiations by forgoing the base-up due to the severe business environment.

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JBA personnel affairs are suspended Based on Mizuho Bank's successive system failures

2021-03-18 20:10:00
In light of a series of system failures at Mizuho Bank, the Japanese Bankers Association has announced that Tatsufumi Sakai, president of Mizuho Financial Group, will suspend the appointment of the chairman of the association from April for the time being.

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Interbank fees will be reduced from October Will transfer fees be reviewed and expanded?

2021-03-18 19:37:00
The organization that operates the system has officially announced that it will reduce the fee for exchanging money between banks on the system to 62 yen, which is about half of the current fee from October. With the revision of charges that have not changed for more than 40 years, it is likely that banks will move to reduce transfer fees in the future.

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Domestic shipments of flat-screen TVs increased by more than 47% in February compared to the same month of the previous year

2021-03-18 19:32:00
The number of flat-panel TVs shipped domestically in February increased by 47.5% from the same month last year, a significant increase. The main reason for this is that the state of emergency for the new coronavirus has been declared again and the so-called "demand for nesting" has increased.

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UNIQLO and Mercari to collaborate to prevent high-priced resale of new products

2021-03-18 19:19:00
Fast Retailing and the flea market app Mercari, which operates the casual clothing store UNIQLO, share information on new products that are expected to run out in advance to prevent clothing from being resold at high prices on the app. , If there is a violation of the rules such as listing before the release, we will take measures such as deleting it from the application in cooperation.

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JR East announces the first base-up in 8 years

2021-03-18 19:16:00
JR East has announced that it will not raise wages, which is equivalent to raising the base salary next year, due to the ongoing severe management due to the effects of the new coronavirus. It is the first time since 2013 that JR East has forgotten to raise the base.

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Domestic shipment value of "white goods" Forecast to maintain high level in the new fiscal year

2021-03-18 19:08:00
Sales of so-called white goods such as air conditioners and refrigerators will continue to be strong due to demand for nesting, and it is predicted that the domestic shipment value for the new fiscal year will approach this year, which is the highest level in 24 years.

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Yen exchange rate Small price movement

2021-03-18 19:00:00
On the 18th, the yen exchange rate on the Tokyo foreign exchange market showed a slight movement against the dollar.

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Aichi's original "declaration" canceled on the 21st.

2021-03-18 18:41:00
Governor Omura has decided to lift the "Strict Warning Declaration" that Aichi Prefecture has independently made as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus on the 21st of this month. On the other hand, regarding the request for shortening the business hours to restaurants, the target area will be narrowed down to Nagoya city, and the business hours will be extended to 10 pm until the end of this month.

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Final adjustment with additional investment and financial support for Japan Airlines LCC2

2021-03-18 18:08:00
Japan Airlines has an additional investment of several billion yen in each of the two LCC = low-cost carriers "Jetstar Japan" and "Spring Airlines Japan", which have a capital relationship and continue to be harshly managed. It turned out that we are making final adjustments in the direction of providing financial support. It seems that the aim is to strengthen the domestic and overseas LCC business in anticipation of the end of the infection.

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NTT's Investigation Committee Expands coverage to dinner with the three political affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

2021-03-18 17:50:00
The investigation committee established by NTT to clarify the facts about the dinner between NTT's management and the executives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will also have a dinner with the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and other three political affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. I decided to expand it.

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Nippon Travel Agency Last year's settlement of accounts 12.7 billion yen final deficit Corona caused demand to fall

2021-03-18 16:22:00
Last year's financial results for a major travel agency, Nippon Travel Agency, posted a final deficit of 12.7 billion yen for the entire group due to a decline in travel demand due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. In light of the difficult business environment, the company plans to reduce the number of employees by 30% by the end of next year by curbing hiring.

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Stock price temporarily rises over 500 yen Topics closing price exceeds 2000 for the first time in 29 years and 10 months

2021-03-18 16:01:00
On the 18th, the Tokyo stock market has risen sharply, with the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily rising by more than 500 yen due to the growing view that US monetary easing will continue for the time being. In addition, the Tokyo Stock Price Index = Topics also rose, and the closing price exceeded 2000 for the first time in 29 years and 10 months.

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Newly built condominiums in the Greater Tokyo area launched February is more than 50% higher than the same month last year

2021-03-18 15:39:00
The number of newly built condominiums launched in the Tokyo metropolitan area in February increased by more than 50% compared to the same month last year, increasing for the third consecutive month. Demand for housing is increasing due to the spread of telework due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and aggressive supply is continuing.

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Stock price has risen by more than 500 yen at one time Topics over 2000 since May 1991

2021-03-18 13:27:00
In the Tokyo stock market on the 18th, buy orders swelled from the view that US monetary easing will continue for the time being, and the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily rose by more than 500 yen to exceed 30,000 yen.

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Toshiba Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders Approved investment fund proposal against the company

2021-03-18 13:03:00
At Toshiba's extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held on the 18th, the proposal of an investment fund of a major shareholder, which the company had called for opposition, was approved by a majority. This is unusual at a general meeting of shareholders of a Japanese company, which means that a lawyer appointed by the shareholders will re-investigate whether last year's general meeting was running fairly.

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TEPCO President Kobayakawa Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant Problem Tonight Online Press Conference

2021-03-18 12:32:00
TEPCO announced that President Tomoaki Kobayakawa will hold a press conference from 7:00 pm on the 18th in response to the problem that multiple facilities for detecting unauthorized intruders were broken at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station. The press conference will be held online and will explain how President Kobayakawa is aware of the current situation and what to do in the future.

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Yen exchange rate Small price movement

2021-03-18 12:16:00
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 18th, the yen exchange rate has been slightly moving against the dollar.

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Stock price has risen by more than 500 yen at one time Topics over 2000 since May 1991

2021-03-18 12:15:00
In the Tokyo stock market on the 18th, buy orders swelled from the view that US monetary easing will continue for the time being, and the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily rose by more than 500 yen to exceed 30,000 yen.

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Toshiba Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders Approved investment fund proposal against the company

2021-03-18 11:49:00
At Toshiba's extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held on the 18th, the proposal of an investment fund of a major shareholder, which the company had called for opposition, was approved by a majority. It is unusual for a Japanese company's general meeting of shareholders to pass a shareholder proposal. The investment fund called for the appointment of three lawyers to investigate whether Toshiba's shareholders' meeting last year was fair, and the company called on other shareholders to oppose the proposal. It was in shape.

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Stock price temporarily increased by 500 yen or more and exceeded 30,000 yen

2021-03-18 10:09:00
The Nikkei Stock Average on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the 18th temporarily rose by more than 500 yen to over 30,000 yen. In addition, the Tokyo Stock Exchange Stock Index = Topics, which consists of stocks on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, exceeded 2000 for the first time in 29 years and 10 months.

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Tokyo market topics exceed 2000 for the first time in 29 years and 10 months

2021-03-18 09:23:00
In the Tokyo stock market on the 18th, buy orders spread immediately after the start of the transaction, and the Tokyo Stock Exchange Index = Topics, which consists of stocks on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, exceeded 2000.

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Google announces 3.1 billion cases worldwide, including removal of inappropriate online advertisements

2021-03-18 07:59:00
Google, a major IT company, revealed that in the last year, there were about 3.1 billion online advertisements worldwide that were blocked or deleted because they contained incorrect information.

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Large-scale PCR test for passengers from Haneda Airport to Okinawa Prevention of infection on remote islands

2021-03-18 07:10:00
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus to remote islands where the medical system is vulnerable, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is conducting large-scale PCR tests and questionnaire surveys for passengers traveling from Haneda Airport to Okinawa. , I decided to consider concrete measures.

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Toshiba Today's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders Investment Fund Requests Investigation of Last Year's General Meeting

2021-03-18 06:20:00
An extraordinary shareholders'meeting will be held on the 18th as shareholders' investment funds are demanding that Toshiba's shareholders' meeting last year be run fairly. The company is calling on other shareholders to oppose the agenda submitted by the investment fund, but the focus is on whether it will be passed.

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Bank of Japan today's monetary policy decision meeting "inspection" of monetary easing measures

2021-03-18 06:06:00
The Bank of Japan will hold a monetary policy decision meeting from the 18th to "inspect" monetary easing measures. Regarding the purchase of ETFs = listed investment trusts, which is the focus, while leaving the upper limit of 12 trillion yen per year, it is expected to discuss the direction of eliminating the standard of 6 trillion yen per year so that it can respond more flexibly according to market trends. is.

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Even after the Takashimaya “declaration” is lifted, the Tokyo Shinjuku store will continue to shorten the working hours.

2021-03-18 06:05:00
Takashimaya, a major department store, has decided to continue shortening business hours in response to the state of emergency even after the declaration is lifted at stores in Shinjuku, Tokyo. In addition to the fact that consumers are refraining from going out at night and the number of customers is declining, the aim is to improve the long working hours of employees.

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New York Market Dow Jones Industrial Average Highest Fed Meeting

2021-03-18 05:36:00
On the 17th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to a new high for the first time in two days due to the peace of mind that the current monetary easing will continue for the time being.

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Spring fight The momentum of wage increases weakens due to the influence of the new corona

2021-03-18 05:29:00
In this spring battle, while the outlook for business performance remains uncertain due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the base-up to raise the basic salary will be postponed by automobile and machine makers, etc., or it will be concluded at a level below the union's request. However, the momentum of wage increases is weakening.

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U.S. Fed economic outlook upward revision is also expected to maintain zero interest rates until 2023

2021-03-18 05:14:00
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the central bank of the United States, has revised its outlook for the US economy significantly upwards at a monetary policy meeting held until the 17th. On the other hand, the outlook that the current zero interest rate policy will continue until the end of 2023 next year has been maintained, assuming that risks remain.

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"Safeguard" activated today for American beef Tariff increase

2021-03-18 04:54:00
As the import volume of American beef exceeded the standard set by the Japan-US Trade Agreement this year, the government implemented a measure called "safeguard" on the 18th to protect domestic producers, and American beef Tariffs have been raised from the previous 25.8% to 38.5%.

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