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Economic news(2021/05/18)


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Aeon postpones construction of planned shopping center in Myanmar

2021-05-18 22:16:00
Aeon, a major distributor, has decided to postpone the construction of a shopping center planned in Myanmar until around the summer of this year. The effects of confusion such as the crackdown on civilians by the military are spreading to the businesses of Japanese companies.

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Considering extension of trading time of TSE stocks Working group established

2021-05-18 22:13:00
The Tokyo Stock Exchange has set up a working group to consider measures to strengthen its function as a market, such as extending the trading time of stocks until 3:00 pm. It is summarize the study results to the prospect of the year in October.

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IKEA Plant-derived plastic tableware about 96,000 will be voluntarily recalled

2021-05-18 22:09:00
IKEA, which handles furniture and daily necessities, has announced that it will voluntarily recall approximately 96,000 pieces of plant-derived plastic tableware, which could be damaged by heat.

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Two factories will be shut down next month due to Toyota semiconductor shortage, affecting production of about 20,000 units

2021-05-18 22:01:00
Toyota Motor will shut down its two plants in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures for up to eight days next month because it cannot procure enough necessary parts due to a global shortage of semiconductors. This is the first time Toyota has shut down its factory due to a shortage of semiconductors, which will affect about 20,000 units in total.

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Shortening of working hours and closures Support for business partners of restaurants Applications will start from mid-June

2021-05-18 19:31:00
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced in mid-June that the support money to be paid to restaurant "business partners" in response to shortening of business hours and requests for leave due to the issuance of emergency declarations and the application of priority measures such as prevention of spread. We announced that we will start accepting applications after that.

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Food giant Meiji HD The reason for postponing the announcement of financial results is "inflated sales"

2021-05-18 19:13:00
Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., a major food company, announced last year's financial results on the 18th, six days later than originally planned, and it was found in an internal investigation that the person in charge of the group company had overreported the sales. I made it clear.

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Nomura HD confirmed with total loss of over 310 billion yen in dealings with US customers

2021-05-18 19:10:00
Nomura Holdings, the largest securities firm that lost a huge amount of money in dealings with American customers, revealed that the total loss amount was settled at more than 310 billion yen. There is no problem with financial soundness.

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Yen exchange rate rises somewhat US low interest rates continue

2021-05-18 18:43:00
The yen exchange rate on the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 18th rose somewhat against the dollar.

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Stock price temporarily rises by more than 600 yen

2021-05-18 18:24:00
On the 18th, the Tokyo Stock Exchange received buy orders for a wide range of stocks, and the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily rose by more than 600 yen.

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Lunar base construction assumption Experiment to operate heavy machinery remotely JAXA and Kajima construction

2021-05-18 16:36:00
JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Kajima Construction Co., Ltd., a major general contractor, conducted an experiment to remotely control a construction machine located about 1000 km away. In the future, we are experimenting with the aim of creating a base on the moon, and we are planning to try remote control at a further location in the future.

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Stock price temporarily rises by more than 600 yen

2021-05-18 16:02:00
On the 18th, the Tokyo Stock Exchange received buy orders for a wide range of stocks, and the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily rose by more than 600 yen.

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"Gojek" integrated with major mail-order company Intensifying app competition in Southeast Asia

2021-05-18 15:10:00
Announced that the operating company of Indonesia's multifunctional app "Gojek", which provides vehicle dispatch and financial services, will merge with a major online shopping company. The combined corporate value of the two companies will amount to approximately 2 trillion yen in Japanese yen, and the battle for initiative between apps will intensify in Southeast Asia.

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Yen exchange rate Small price movements Carefully deal with to determine the impact of infection

2021-05-18 12:29:00
On the 18th, the Tokyo foreign exchange market and the yen exchange rate have been modest.

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Stock price Temporary price increase of 600 yen or more Movement to buy back stocks with price decrease

2021-05-18 12:24:00
The Tokyo Stock Exchange on the 18th received buy orders for a wide range of stocks, and the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily rose by more than 600 yen in the morning. There is a growing movement to buy back stocks that had fallen sharply due to concerns about inflation in the United States.

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To eliminate the information gap between generations To hold a seminar on how to use for the elderly

2021-05-18 11:41:00
In order to eliminate the information gap between generations, a seminar will be held at mobile phone stores nationwide as a national business to encourage elderly people to learn how to use smartphones and SNS.

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Stock price rises by 600 yen or more Expectations for vaccination progress in Europe and the United States

2021-05-18 10:48:00
In the Tokyo stock market on the 18th, buy orders spread immediately after the start of the transaction, and the Nikkei Stock Average has risen by more than 600 yen from the closing price on the 17th. In the Tokyo market, there have been many occasions when prices have fallen sharply since last week due to concerns about inflation in the United States, but on the 18th, vaccinations have progressed in Europe and the United States, and stocks have fallen due to expectations that economic activity will further normalize. There are many movements to buy back.

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[Video commentary] What was the biggest factor in the decline in GDP since 1995 last year?

2021-05-18 09:29:00
The Cabinet Office announced last year's GDP = gross domestic product in 2020, and the real growth rate excluding price fluctuations was minus 4.6%. This is the largest decline since 1995, which is comparable. In addition, the GDP from January to March, which was announced at the same time, showed a real growth rate of minus 5.1% compared to the previous three months, which was the first negative figure in three quarters. .. I will explain the factors and future prospects with a video of about 2 minutes.

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Compared to last year's GDP Lehman shock ...

2021-05-18 00:36:00
Also, on the 18th, the GDP for the year to March will be settled.

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January-March GDP announced today Negative for the first time in 3 terms or difference in recovery pace

2021-05-18 00:34:00
On the 18th, the Cabinet Office will announce GDP = Gross Domestic Product from January to March. According to private sector forecasts, the state of emergency has turned negative for the first time in three quarters, and as a result, last year's annual GDP is also expected to be significantly negative.

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