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Economic news(2022/02/04)


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U.S. workers increase by 460,000 month-on-month Employment statistics for January exceed market expectations

2022-02-04 22:57:00
The January employment data for January in the United States was released, with non-farm workers surpassing market expectations with an increase of 467,000 compared to the previous month. Although there were concerns about the impact of the spread of the mutant virus Omicron strain in the market, it shows that companies are enthusiastic about hiring. On the other hand, the unemployment rate was 4.0%, a slight deterioration of 0.1 points from the previous month.

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Nissan and Mitsubishi to resume production and sales of mini vehicles, which will be suspended from December last year

2022-02-04 21:26:00
Nissan Motors and Mitsubishi Motors will start production and sales from the middle of this month after taking additional measures for mini vehicles that had been discontinued since December last year because airbags may not perform sufficiently. Announced that it will resume. For cars that have already been sold, a recall will be reported soon.

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Gasoline price restraint subsidy to raise to the upper limit of 5 yen from the 10th next week

2022-02-04 18:44:00
The government's subsidy to oil retailers to curb the rise in prices of gasoline and other products will be raised to 5 yen per liter, which is the upper limit from the 10th next week.

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Yen exchange rate drops sharply against the euro

2022-02-04 18:32:00
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 4th, the yen exchange rate fell sharply against the euro as the movement to buy the euro and sell the yen became stronger from the view that Europe might start raising interest rates.

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Semiconductor factory suspended due to Toshiba earthquake Operation will resume sequentially by 14th of this month

2022-02-04 18:24:00
Toshiba announced that it is expected to resume production of semiconductor factories in Oita City, which have partially stopped operating after the earthquake on the 22nd of last month, by the 14th of this month.

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GPIF Operation results from October to December last year Surplus of more than 5.4 trillion yen

2022-02-04 18:17:00
GPIF = Government Pension Investment Fund's investment performance from October to December last year was in the black at over 5.4 trillion yen.

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Soaring commodities indicated by the price increase of "Umaibo" [Economic reporter column]

2022-02-04 18:00:00
It is big news if the yen exchange rate rises by 2 yen a day in the foreign exchange market. However, the price increase for the first candy "Umaibo" since its launch 42 years ago had a greater impact in a sense. From 10 yen to 12 yen. From this price increase of 2 yen, we can see the "now" of the commodity market. (Yosuke Nakano, Reporter, Ministry of Economic Affairs)

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President of Nissho “It takes time to raise wages for small and medium-sized enterprises”

2022-02-04 17:55:00
Before the spring battle begins in earnest, Chairman Mimura of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a regular meeting on the 4th, and raising the wages of small and medium-sized enterprises will require further improvement in productivity, and it will take time to realize. I showed the recognition that it would take.

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Hokkaido Akkeshi clams price rises sharply "Kumamoto clams" influence?

2022-02-04 17:20:00
The price of clams landed in Akkeshi-cho, Hokkaido is rising sharply. It is believed that the demand for other production areas increased due to the suspicion that many of the clams sold in Kumamoto Prefecture were from foreign countries and were no longer available on the market.

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Rakuten Mobile's own base station communication area population coverage rate is 96%

2022-02-04 17:01:00
Two years ago, Rakuten Mobile, which made a full-scale entry into the mobile phone service, reached 96% of the population coverage of the 4G communication area of ​​its own base station on the 4th. In the future, it will be a new issue whether we can increase our market share by improving communication quality and services.

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Is the supply side unstable even if McDonald's potato M / L size sales resume?

2022-02-04 17:01:00
McDonald's Japan, a major hamburger chain, announced that it will resume sales of some French fries products, which had been suspended since early last month due to the disruption of the global distribution network, from the 7th of this month. However, the delay in the transportation of raw materials has not been resolved yet, and it seems that the unstable situation in terms of supply will continue for the time being.

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Long-term interest rate temporarily rises to 0.2%, the first level in about 6 years

2022-02-04 16:08:00
The long-term interest rate rose to 0.2% on the 4th, the highest level in about 6 years since January 29, 2016, when the Bank of Japan decided to introduce a negative interest rate policy.

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Isuzu Trucks and Buses Over 380,000 Handrails near the ceiling "Improvement measures"

2022-02-04 15:52:00
Isuzu Motors has recalled more than 380,000 large and medium-sized trucks and buses manufactured, saying that the handrails near the ceiling used for cleaning may be damaged due to aging and lead to a fall. We have notified the government of the same "improvement measures".

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Stock price rises Buy orders strengthen mainly for companies with good financial results until December

2022-02-04 15:49:00
In the Tokyo stock market on the 4th, the stock price rose due to the increase in buy orders centered on companies with good financial results until December last year.

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Mazda: Due to the cold weather in the United States, two domestic factories were suspended. Parts could not be procured.

2022-02-04 15:45:00
Mazda Motor Corporation announced that it will suspend operations at two factories in Japan for two days from the 7th of this month because parts cannot be procured from its business partners due to the cold weather in the United States.

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Large companies collaborate on decarbonization Considering conditions to ease the application of the law Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

2022-02-04 15:29:00
An antitrust law that regulates acts that prevent fair competition between companies. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has indicated that it will consider new forms of competition policy, such as showing conditions for easing the application of the law, in cases where large companies collaborate to develop technology for decarbonization. rice field.

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Major trading company April-December settlement Final profit reached record high due to rising resource prices, etc.

2022-02-04 15:21:00
The final profits of all seven companies are this, as the financial results for the nine months up to December last year of major trading companies were completed, and favorable performance continued against the backdrop of rising resource prices accompanying the recovery trend of the world economy. It was the highest time ever.

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Long-term interest rate temporarily rises to 0.2%, the first level in about 6 years

2022-02-04 15:09:00
The long-term interest rate rose to 0.2% on the 4th, the highest level in about 6 years since January 29, 2016, when the Bank of Japan decided to introduce a negative interest rate policy.

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Approximately 1.24 million laptops delivered by NEC school to be collected and inspected

2022-02-04 13:38:00
NEC announced that it will collect approximately 1.24 million units and conduct a voluntary inspection, saying that it has been confirmed that there are cases of smoke being emitted from laptop computers that have been delivered to elementary and junior high schools nationwide and are used for online classes.

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Kumamoto Prefecture Clams Suspicious Foreign Production Minister of Agriculture "Working to prevent problems"

2022-02-04 12:48:00
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Kaneko said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 4th, "In cooperation with Kumamoto Prefecture, We will work to prevent these problems from occurring. "

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Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry “Considering Contribution as the Largest Importer of LNG” The situation in Ukraine becomes tense

2022-02-04 12:28:00
Mr. Hagita, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, said that diplomatic exchanges would be refrained from saying that the situation in Ukraine became tense and the US Byden administration requested the Japanese government to accommodate LNG = liquefied natural gas in Europe. We will consider how we can contribute to the international community as the largest importer of Ukraine. "

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Toshiba Ishikawa Prefecture's semiconductor factory to build a new manufacturing building 2.5 times the production capacity

2022-02-04 12:27:00
Toshiba announced that it will build a new manufacturing building at a semiconductor factory in Ishikawa Prefecture to increase its production capacity by 2.5 times. With the global shortage of semiconductors affecting the production of automobiles and digital devices, investment among manufacturers is increasing.

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Export value of agriculture, forestry and fishery products and food exceeds 1 trillion yen for the first time last year

2022-02-04 11:37:00
The export value of agriculture, forestry and fishery products and foods last year was more than 1.23 trillion yen, exceeding 1 trillion yen for the first time in the year.

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Three-month financial results of five major American IT companies start to make a difference in business performance

2022-02-04 11:02:00
While the profits of the five major US IT companies were all up for the three months until December last year, and Google's holding company and Apple reached record high profits, the former Facebook meta was , The final profit has decreased for the first time in two and a half years, and the difference in business performance is beginning to appear.

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Large companies collaborate on decarbonization Considering conditions to ease the application of the law Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

2022-02-04 08:37:00
An antitrust law that regulates acts that prevent fair competition between companies. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will consider a new form of competition policy, such as showing conditions to ease the application of the law in cases where large companies collaborate to develop technology for decarbonization. rice field.

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NY Dow plunges over $ 500 Performance of IT giant Meta below market expectations

2022-02-04 07:55:00
In the New York stock market on the 3rd, sales orders spread mainly in IT-related areas due to concerns about the future of corporate performance triggered by the performance of American IT giant Meta falling below market expectations, and the Nasdaq stock index was 3.7%. In addition to the sharp drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Dow Jones Industrial Average also fell sharply by more than $ 500.

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Downward revision of expected sales of "Nintendo Switch" Semiconductor shortage

2022-02-04 07:43:00
Due to the global shortage of semiconductors, Nintendo has reduced the expected sales volume of its flagship game console, Nintendo Switch, to 23 million units, a decrease of 1 million units from November last year. This is the second downward revision of the forecast sales volume this year, and the impact of the semiconductor shortage continues.

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Highly dependent on imports from China, large risk due to transportation stagnation Cabinet Office survey

2022-02-04 06:42:00
It was found that among the items that Japan imports from overseas, more than 1000 items such as mobile phones and personal computers account for more than 50% of the import value of China. The Cabinet Office surveyed said that it was more dependent on China than other developed countries, and pointed out that "there is a big risk, such as when transportation stagnation occurs."

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Central Bank of Europe Large-scale monetary easing confirmed gradual reduction

2022-02-04 06:40:00
With inflation in the euro area renewing record highs, the Central Bank of Europe reiterated its traditional view that inflation will settle in the meantime on the 3rd, gradual reduction of the current large-scale monetary easing. I confirmed the policy to proceed to.

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U.S. Biden administration Requests whether Japan can accommodate LNG imported by Europe

2022-02-04 05:52:00
The Byden administration in the United States has requested the Japanese government to accommodate some of the LNG = liquefied natural gas imported by Japan for Europe in order to avoid the situation in Ukraine becoming tense and the procurement of natural gas being delayed in Europe. I found out. We are starting a careful discussion within the government.

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Central Bank of England Raises policy rate to 0.5% to curb inflation

2022-02-04 00:52:00
To curb inflation at historic levels, the Bank of England, the central bank of the United Kingdom, has decided to raise the policy rate to 0.5%. Furthermore, we have promoted the reduction of assets such as government bonds purchased from the market, further strengthening monetary tightening.

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