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Economic news(2022/04/28)


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US January-March GDP minus for the first time in 7 quarters Invasion of Ukraine spurs inflation

2022-04-28 23:19:00
In the United States, the growth rate of GDP = gross domestic product from January to March was minus 1.4% when converted to an annual rate. Inflation and the expansion of the trade deficit, which were spurred by the situation in Ukraine due to the negative growth for the first time in seven quarters, had an impact.

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JT Considering review including sale of tobacco business in Russia

2022-04-28 22:58:00
As Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues, JT = Japan Tobacco has revealed that it is considering reviewing its business in Russia, which manufactures tobacco, including sales.

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Yen market Finance Minister and Governor of the Bank of Japan What is the background to the change in remarks? [Economic column]

2022-04-28 22:44:00
In the foreign exchange market, the yen continues to depreciate. How do the government and the Bank of Japan perceive this depreciation of the yen? We will explore the true meaning behind the recent subtle changes in the statements of the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Japan. (Akihiro Shiraishi, Reporter, Ministry of Economic Affairs)

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U.S. GDP negative growth rate for the first time in 7 quarters from January to March

2022-04-28 22:24:00
In the United States, the preliminary figures for GDP = gross domestic product from January to March were announced, and the real growth rate compared to the previous three months was minus 1.4% in terms of annual rate. It is the first time in seven quarters since the second quarter of the year that the growth rate will be negative.

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Factors such as a sharp rise in fuel prices for all 10 major electric power companies

2022-04-28 21:50:00
Due to the influence of the situation in Ukraine, the procurement price of LNG = liquefied natural gas, which is the fuel for thermal power generation, has risen sharply. Did.

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Expectations for a drop in gasoline prices are also due to the expansion of subsidies to oil wholesale companies

2022-04-28 21:42:00
As crude oil prices remain high, the government has increased the amount of subsidies provided to oil retailers from the 28th in order to curb the rise in retail prices of gasoline and other products. At gas stations in Tokyo, expectations for price drops were heard.

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Komatsu Russia's factory production suspension is also "not thinking about withdrawing from business at this time"

2022-04-28 21:42:00
Komatsu, a major construction machinery company, has stopped production at its factory in Russia due to supply chain disruptions and other reasons, but has revealed that it is not considering withdrawing from the Russian business at this time.

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Yen depreciation There are concerns about the impact on the management of yakiniku chains that handle imported beef.

2022-04-28 21:11:00
In response to the depreciation of the yen to the 130 yen level per dollar in the foreign exchange market, the operating companies of yakiniku chains that handle imported beef have voiced concerns about the impact on management due to rising purchase prices. ..

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Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric Last year's financial results The yen depreciated and sales increased in a “severe situation”

2022-04-28 20:02:00
According to the financial results of Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric, which are major electric manufacturers engaged in many overseas businesses, for the past year, the recent depreciation of the yen has boosted sales.

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SMBC Nikko Securities Sales declined by about 10 billion yen due to market manipulation incident

2022-04-28 20:01:00
SMBC Nikko Securities announced that due to the effects of market manipulation incidents by executives, there was a move to cancel trading of stocks and bonds among customers, leading to a decrease in sales of about 10 billion yen.

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Yen exchange rate plunges to the latter half of the 130 yen level per dollar. Yen depreciation level renewed for the first time in 20 years

2022-04-28 19:58:00
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 28th, the yen exchange rate is up to the high 130 yen level per dollar after the Bank of Japan has made it clear that it will maintain a large-scale monetary easing policy and will not tolerate a rise in long-term interest rates. The yen plunged more than the yen, renewing the yen's depreciation level for the first time in 20 years.

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Bond market Decline in long-term interest rates Received announcement of the BOJ's "continuous limit operation"

2022-04-28 19:57:00
After the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting, long-term interest rates fell in the domestic bond market. This is because the Bank of Japan has made clear its stance to curb the rise in long-term interest rates through strong measures.

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Yamazaki Baking To raise prices for bread, etc. This is the second time in July due to soaring wheat prices.

2022-04-28 19:01:00
Yamazaki Baking, the largest bread maker, has decided to raise the price of some bread and sweet buns from July due to the soaring prices of imported wheat. This is the second time that the product price has been raised.

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Stock price rises by 400 yen or more Buy orders increase mainly for export-related stocks due to yen depreciation

2022-04-28 17:16:00
In the Tokyo stock market on the 28th, after the Bank of Japan announced that it would maintain large-scale monetary easing measures, the yen depreciated further, and as a result, buy orders increased, mainly for export-related stocks, and the Nikkei Stock Average was 400 yen. As mentioned above, the price has increased.

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Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda “Raising the Uncertainty of Rapid Yen Depreciation”

2022-04-28 17:09:00
The yen is depreciating rapidly, with the yen depreciating to the 130 yen level per dollar for the first time in 20 years. At a press conference after the meeting to decide monetary policy, the Bank of Japan's governor Kuroda said that he did not change the evaluation that the rapid depreciation of the yen was positive for the Japanese economy as a whole. It is also necessary to consider it. "He said that he would pay close attention to the impact of the weak yen on the economy and prices.

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Number of housing starts in March increased over 76,000 units for 13 consecutive months

2022-04-28 16:40:00
The number of homes started nationwide last month was more than 76,000, an increase of 6% from the same month last year, an increase for 13 consecutive months. Demand for housing remains strong as the spread of telework increases the amount of time spent at home.

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Invasion of Ukraine hinders procurement of fertilizer raw materials Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries strengthens support

2022-04-28 16:37:00
China's export restrictions and Russia's invasion of Ukraine have hindered the procurement of raw materials for chemical fertilizers. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has a policy of strengthening support to facilitate the diversification of suppliers.

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Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda “Raising the Uncertainty of Rapid Yen Depreciation”

2022-04-28 16:04:00
At a press conference after the monetary policy decision meeting held until the 28th, the Bank of Japan's governor Kuroda said that the yen's depreciation is progressing rapidly, with the yen's exchange rate dropping to the 130 yen level for the first time in 20 years. Short-term excesses, such as those seen recently, can increase uncertainty about the future and make it difficult for companies to formulate business plans. " On that basis, the Bank of Japan expressed its intention to pay close attention to the impact of the weak yen on the economy and prices.

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Yen exchange rate fell to the 130 yen level per dollar for the first time in 20 years Yen depreciation Received maintenance of monetary easing by the Bank of Japan

2022-04-28 15:37:00
Following the announcement by the Bank of Japan to maintain large-scale monetary easing measures, the yen exchange rate temporarily dropped to the 130 yen level per dollar in the Tokyo foreign exchange market, renewing the yen's depreciation level for the first time in 20 years. ..

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Yen exchange rate temporarily fell to the 130 yen level per dollar, renewing the yen's depreciation level for the first time in 20 years

2022-04-28 14:44:00
In response to the Bank of Japan's policy to continue the current large-scale monetary easing, the yen exchange rate temporarily dropped to the 130 yen level per dollar in the Tokyo foreign exchange market, and the yen depreciated for the first time in 20 years. The has been updated. Market officials said, "The Bank of Japan has reaffirmed its stance of maintaining large-scale monetary easing measures and curbing the rise in long-term interest rates. Is becoming more conscious and the move to buy dollars with high yields is predominant. "

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Bank of Japan Price Outlook Raised Significantly Maintained Large-Scale Monetary Easing Measures

2022-04-28 13:54:00
The Bank of Japan has significantly raised the outlook for prices for 2022 this year to 1.9% compared to the previous year, up from 1.1% so far, against the backdrop of soaring prices of raw materials such as energy. .. We also decided to maintain the current large-scale monetary easing policy.

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Yen depreciation further after the BOJ meeting in the latter half of the 1 dollar = 129 yen level

2022-04-28 13:39:00
After the results of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision meeting were announced, the yen depreciated further in the Tokyo foreign exchange market, and the dollar was trading in the high 129 yen range. Market officials said, "The Bank of Japan has decided to maintain the current large-scale monetary easing policy, and the difference in monetary policy with the US Federal Reserve Board, which is rushing to tighten monetary policy, is becoming more conscious and yields are higher. The move to buy potential dollars is predominant. "

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Bank of Japan Price Outlook Raised Significantly Maintained Large-Scale Monetary Easing Measures

2022-04-28 12:58:00
The Bank of Japan has significantly raised the outlook for prices for 2022 this year to 1.9% compared to the previous year, up from 1.1% so far, against the backdrop of soaring prices of raw materials such as energy. .. We also decided to maintain the current large-scale monetary easing policy.

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Partially suspended acceptance of contract switching from Shikoku Electric Power "New Electric Power"

2022-04-28 12:56:00
With the withdrawal of electric power retailers called "new electric power" due to soaring energy prices, Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. said that it could not secure sufficient electric power, and companies seeking to switch from new electric power with high voltage contracts. We are not accepting applications.

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Emergency measures in response to rising prices Decided to spend more than 1,510 billion yen as a reserve fund Government

2022-04-28 12:33:00
The government has decided to spend more than 1.51 trillion yen from this year's reserve fund as expenses for implementing emergency measures in response to the rise in prices due to the situation in Ukraine.

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New bill to strengthen economic security May 10 to be passed by the House of Councilors Cabinet Committee

2022-04-28 12:07:00
The House of Councilors Cabinet Committee, which is deliberating on a new bill to strengthen economic security, has agreed at the board of directors on the 28th that the bill will be passed on the 10th of next month.

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U.S. automobile giant three-month settlement Ford's final deficit GM's profit declines

2022-04-28 12:04:00
Due to the global shortage of semiconductors and the disruption of the supply chain = supply network, Ford's final deficit and GM = General Motors' profits declined in the three-month financial results of the American automobile giant until last month. ..

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Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagita will visit the United States from the 2nd of next month to discuss cooperation such as semiconductor supply network

2022-04-28 11:30:00
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda will visit the United States from the 2nd of next month to meet with the relevant ministers on the strengthening of the semiconductor supply network and energy security. The aim is to deepen Japan-US cooperation as the world situation becomes unstable due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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US IT giant Meta January-March settlement Profit decreased by more than 20% from the same period of the previous year

2022-04-28 10:47:00
In the three-month financial results of American IT giant Meta, the rate of increase in sales was the lowest in the last 10 years, and the final profit decreased by more than 20%. The suspension of Facebook in Russia after the military invasion also had an impact.

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Boeing, a major US aircraft company, is in the final deficit for the third consecutive term

2022-04-28 10:16:00
Boeing, an American aircraft giant, posted its final deficit for the third consecutive term in the three months to last month due to delays in delivery due to quality issues related to the 787.

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March industrial production index rises for 2 consecutive months

2022-04-28 09:07:00
The industrial production index for March, which shows the production activity of companies, was 96.5 with 2015 as 100, up 0.3% from the previous month and rising for the second consecutive month. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry maintained the keynote judgment that "there is a movement to pick up."

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Soaring gasoline prices Subsidies to oil wholesale companies expanded from today

2022-04-28 06:36:00
As crude oil prices remain high, the government will increase the amount of subsidies provided to oil retailers from the 28th to prevent retail prices of gasoline and other products from rising.

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A joint venture between the Yomiuri Shimbun and a company under the Sony Group to enhance advertising effectiveness

2022-04-28 00:22:00
The Yomiuri Shimbun and a company under the Sony Group have announced that they will jointly start a business to improve advertising effectiveness by linking newspaper article browsing information and TV viewing data.

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