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Economic news(2023/04/01)

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April food price hike over 5,100 items Rising prices may affect preparations for new life

2023-04-01 17:23:00
A credit research company found that more than 5,100 items of food and beverages will be raised in April of the new fiscal year. A research company says, ``Frequent and intermittent price increases may drag on until around October,'' as it will be the second ``price increase rush'' after February. Rising prices are not limited to just food; they are also having an impact on people starting a new life, such as going on to higher education or finding a job.


Joining Ceremony at Major Distribution Group About 3,500 Employees Renew Their Determination

2023-04-01 16:48:00
On April 1st, the start of the new fiscal year, a major distribution group held an initiation ceremony, and approximately 3,500 new employees renewed their determination.


U.S. Small and medium-sized banks have increased deposits, and financial concerns have eased somewhat

2023-04-01 11:22:00
In the United States, deposits have flowed out from small and medium-sized banks following the collapse of two banks, but the amount of deposits increased slightly from the 16th to the 22nd of last month, and financial uncertainty has eased somewhat in the market. There is a point of view.


Intensive efforts for one month from today to reduce "redelivery" of home delivery

2023-04-01 09:11:00
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has decided to reduce the number of redeliveries for one month from April 1, in order to solve the problem called the "2024 problem" due to concerns about a serious labor shortage and a decrease in transportation volume in the logistics industry. We will focus our efforts on


Stricter export controls for advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment Limiting the impact on the domestic market is a challenge

2023-04-01 07:02:00
The Japanese government has announced that it will take new measures to tighten export controls on advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment, but China has criticized this response. The challenge for Japan is to ascertain China's reaction and how to limit the impact on domestic manufacturers.


NY market Dow average stock price rise Buy orders increase due to easing inflation concerns

2023-04-01 06:40:00
On March 31, the New York stock market saw an increase in buy orders as concerns about inflation eased following the announcement of the price index for PCE and personal consumption expenditure in the United States, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above $400.


Autonomous driving "level 4" lifting of ban driver unnecessary under certain conditions

2023-04-01 05:09:00
Autonomous driving "level 4" without a driver under specific conditions will be lifted from April 1st. Companies are accelerating development toward the practical use of Level 4, while expectations are high for use in local public transportation.


US Biden administration tax incentives for EV purchases Severe conditions for Japan

2023-04-01 04:26:00
The Biden administration in the United States has announced the conditions for a mechanism that allows purchasers of EV = electric vehicles to receive tax benefits of up to about 1 million yen in Japanese yen. The preferential treatment applies to EVs assembled in the North American region, which is a tough condition for Japanese manufacturers.


Price Index of Personal Consumption Expenditures in February

2023-04-01 00:51:00
The price index of PCE and personal consumption expenditure in the United States in February was the lowest level in 1 year and 5 months.


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