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Economic news(2023/02/01)

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Kyoto City "Bus 1-day ticket" to be abolished at the end of next March Ease congestion by tourists

2023-02-01 21:47:00
Kyoto City has decided to abolish the one-day ticket for buses running in the city at the end of March next year. The buses in Kyoto City were crowded with many tourists, and citizens were calling for improvements.


Eurozone January consumer price index fell below the previous month for 3 consecutive months

2023-02-01 21:06:00
The consumer price index in the euro area, including Germany and France, rose 8.5% last month compared to the same month the previous year, marking the third straight month of contraction. Attention will be paid to what kind of judgment the European Central Bank, which continues to raise interest rates to curb inflation, will show at the meeting to decide monetary policy on the 2nd.


February is a rush to raise prices for over 5,000 items.

2023-02-01 20:29:00
February is likely to be the next “price increase rush” after October last year. According to a credit research company, 5,463 items of food and beverages will be raised in price this month, including "re-raise" and "substantial price increase" that reduces the content without changing the price. Supermarkets and food companies are struggling to cope.


Yen exchange rate small price movement refrain from trading before the US Fed's monetary policy meeting

2023-02-01 19:24:00
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 1st, the yen exchange rate moved slightly due to refraining from active trading ahead of the meeting to decide the monetary policy of the Fed, which is the central bank of the United States.


Suntory Yamazaki and Hakushu whiskey distilleries to make large-scale capital investment

2023-02-01 18:23:00
In order to strengthen its whiskey business, Suntory has announced a policy of investing 10 billion yen in equipment for distilleries in Osaka and Yamanashi.


5 Major Department Stores Sales in January Exceeded Previous Year's Sales, etc.

2023-02-01 18:16:00
Last month's sales at all five major department stores surpassed the same month of the previous year, as sales of high-end items continued to grow and the first sales were strong.


Asahi Breweries to voluntarily recall more than 10,000 bottles of imported wine Possibility of debris contamination

2023-02-01 17:23:00
Asahi Breweries has announced that it will voluntarily recall more than 10,000 bottles of imported wine shipped to restaurants and supermarkets nationwide. It is possible that the mouth part of the bottle was chipped and that debris was mixed into the wine.


Stock price small price movement Wait-and-see before the US Fed monetary policy decision meeting

2023-02-01 16:39:00
On the 1st, the Tokyo stock market and stock prices moved slightly.


Digitalization of “touch feeling” New technology that can be shared with others NTT DoCoMo, etc.

2023-02-01 16:37:00
A technology has been developed that converts the tactile sensation that a person feels when touching an object into data and shares it with others. It is expected to be used for passing on the skills of traditional crafts that require delicate work.


Mitsubishi Corporation to overhaul personnel system, including introduction of leave system for up to two years

2023-02-01 16:30:00
Among companies, there is a growing movement to promote personnel reforms, such as eliminating vertically divided organizations, retraining employees, and introducing reskilling. Under these circumstances, Mitsubishi Corporation, a major trading company, has found that it will drastically review its personnel system, including the introduction of a two-year leave system.


Bank of Japan purchases of long-term government bonds in January exceed 23 trillion yen, the largest monthly amount ever

2023-02-01 16:04:00
The amount of long-term government bonds purchased by the Bank of Japan in January exceeded 23 trillion yen, the largest amount ever for a single month. As the Bank of Japan is likely to revise its monetary policy, upward pressure on long-term interest rates has increased, and JGBs have been purchased in an attempt to curb this pressure.


Boeing 747 production ends, final aircraft to U.S. cargo airline

2023-02-01 12:31:00
Production of the Boeing 747, nicknamed the Jumbo, has ended, and the last aircraft has been delivered to an American cargo airline. The production of aircraft, which led the spread of overseas travel and supported the world's mass transportation era, came to an end.


US Biden administration considering a complete ban on exports to China's Huawei

2023-02-01 06:04:00
Several Western media reported that the Biden administration in the United States is considering measures to completely ban exports to Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei.


More than 5,000 items of food and beverages to be raised in February Price increase rush again

2023-02-01 05:57:00
More than 5,000 items of food and beverages will be raised in price this month, according to a survey by a credit bureau. Credit bureaus say it will be another rush of price increases.


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