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German Minister of Economy and Climate Protection "Do not oppose" oil embargo from Russia
Germany's Minister of Economy and Climate Protection, Harbeck, who attended the EU-European Union Energy Ministers' Meeting in Belgium on the 2nd, told reporters that the EU is considering new sanctions for oil from Russia. Regarding the import ban, he said, "Germany does not oppose it," and expressed his willingness to accept it.
Australian Central Bank decides to raise rates for the first time in 11 and a half years
On the 3rd, the central bank of Australia decided to raise the policy interest rate by 0.25% in an attempt to curb significant inflation, and decided to raise the interest rate for the first time in 11 and a half years. Central banks are accelerating monetary tightening as global inflation continues.
Emergency meeting of EU energy ministers following Russia's suspension of natural gas supply
Following the suspension of natural gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria last month by Russia's largest government-affiliated gas company, Gazprom, an urgent meeting was held by the EU-European Union's energy minister, and gas in more countries. We confirmed the policy of advancing efforts such as stockpiling throughout the EU in preparation for the situation where the supply of gas is stagnant.
U.S. long-term interest rate temporarily rises to the 3% level for the first time in 3 years and 5 months
In the New York bond market on the 2nd, caution was heightened against accelerating monetary tightening in the United States, and long-term interest rates temporarily rose to the 3% level for the first time in 3 years and 5 months. Rising long-term interest rates in the United States have contributed to the rapid depreciation of the yen and the dollar in the foreign exchange market.
Salmon and trout fishing off the coast of Hokkaido begins 3 weeks behind the average year due to the effects of the military invasion
Following the official agreement between the two governments on fishing negotiations between Japan and Russia, which had been delayed due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, salmon and trout fishing in the Pacific Ocean off Hokkaido began on the 3rd, from the port of Nemuro City, Hokkaido. A fishing boat has set sail.
Apple Pay “Suspected Fair Competition Obstruction” EU Provisional Opinion Announcement
The EU-European Union has released a tentative view that Apple, a major American IT company, is suspected of hindering fair competition in electronic payment services. If it is finally determined that it violates the EU competition law, which is an antitrust law, it is expected to impose huge fines.