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Financial Industry Strengthening Efforts to Disclose Environmental Risks of Our Business Activities
As interest in preserving the natural environment, such as the protection of biodiversity, is growing worldwide, the financial industry is starting to strengthen its efforts to disclose the risks that its business activities pose to the environment.
Bankruptcies of nursing care providers last year, the highest number ever.
Last year, 143 nursing care providers went bankrupt, surpassing the record high of 3 years ago. Most of them are small businesses, and it seems that their management has deteriorated due to the lack of use of nursing care services and soaring prices.
Large deviation from the market's "speculation" [Economic column]
On the 20th of last month, the Bank of Japan unexpectedly revised its monetary easing measures and raised the upper limit of the fluctuation range of long-term interest rates. Governor Kuroda emphasized at a press conference that the BOJ was not raising interest rates or tightening monetary policy, but the market did not take it that way. Due to the speculation that the Bank of Japan will be forced to make further policy revisions, the bond market on the 13th has strengthened the movement to sell government bonds, and the long-term interest rate has risen to 0.545%. It surpassed the 0.5% upper limit raised by the Bank of Japan last month for the first time. What kind of world does the market see in the future? I interviewed. (Economics Department reporter Koki Nishizono)