Mizuho Research Institute

Type: Company
Name: Mizuho Research Institute
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

MARUBENI : Project Story 08

Commercializing the world's first floating offshore wind farm, off the coast of Fukushima PrefectureThe Fukushima Recovery/Floating Offshore Wind Farm Experimental Project is now underway, led by a consortium of 10 companies and a university* as a sponsored ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

The BOJ Tie: Light Blue for Optimism?

Does the tie color of BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda have any wider significance?Bloomberg News Was light blue the possible color code for the Bank of Japan governor’s light-hearted and optimistic stance on Tuesday? In the BOJ’s first post-meeting news conference ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Japan current account seen back in surplus, machinery orders lower

* Feb c/a surplus seen at Y628 bln vs record deficit of * Current account data due April 8 at 8:50 a.m (April 7 at * Machinery orders f'cast -3.0 pct m/m, due at 8:50 a.m. on TOKYO, April 4 (Reuters) - Japan's current account balance probably swung back ... [Published Sharenet - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Japan Diaper Shortage: It’s A Real Problem

[ Life ]A Japan diaper shortage sounds like the opening to a bad joke, but it is actually a real problem and causing distress for Japanese parents.The shortage is caused by Japan’s attempt to avoid a high sales tax increase. When consumers learned of ... [Published WebProNews - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Instant View: BOJ tankan shows Japan business mood up, outlook dim

Japanese business sentiment improved in the three months to March but is set to weaken in the following quarter, the central bank's "tankan" survey showed, on concerns a sales tax hike kicking off this month will dent a fragile economic recovery.COMM ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Japan diaper shortage shows how China demand can relieve tax pain

April 1 (Reuters) - For evidence that Japan's economy could avoid a steep decline after a sales tax increase takes effect on Tuesday, consider diaper sales.Retailers across Japan have reported shortages of Kao Corp's 'Merries' brand diapers in recent ... [Published CNBC - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Global stocks mostly higher, Tokyo falls

TOKYO — Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as the Fed's vow to keep interest rates low offset weak economic indicators from China and Japan.European stocks were higher in early trading. Germany's DAX gained 0.4 percent to 9,597.86 and France's ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 01 2014]
Entities: Tokyo, Koji Takeuchi, China
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

Pitfalls abound as China streamlines economy

TOKYO -- It is aimed at transparency and efficiency, but China's "sunshine" fiscal policy may bring an unexpected chill to the country's economy.In a speech at the National People's Congress on March 5, Premier Li Keqiang said China should build a fiscal ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Japan to spend bulk of 15 trillion yen budget in fiscal 1st half

TOKYO -- To underpin domestic demand, the government plans to spend 10 trillion yen ($97 billion) of its fiscal 2013 supplementary budget and fiscal 2014 budget in the April-September half.The tally represents about two-thirds of the 15 trillion yen it ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Japan Firms Continue to Hoard Cash

TOKYO--Despite robust profit growth and signs of a pickup in demand, Japanese firms opted to build up their already ample cash reserves late last year, suggesting an undercurrent of skepticism toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies runs ... [Published 4 Traders - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

No need to break the budget

With only about 20 days left before the introduction of a higher consumption tax, consumers need to work out a clever buying strategy. The tax rate raise from the current 5 percent to 8 percent starting on April 1 will place a greater financial burden ... [Published Japan Times - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Say it with flowers: Workers feel more relaxed in the presence of pink roses

Can simply viewing a vase of flowers improve one's day at the office? Researchers in China and Japan report that it's possible. In the most recent issue of the Journal of Physiological Anthropology , these researchers describe an experiment in which office ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 11 2014]

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...deficit partly as a result of structural problems and higher energy imports," said Yasuo Yamamoto, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute. "So the current account surplus will unlikely increase much and The Ministry of Finance will release the current account data at 8:50 a.m. on April 8 (2350 GMT on April 7). Core machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital spending, are expected to have fallen 3.0 percent month-on-month in February, after a 13.4 percent jump in January. "I think machinery orders are on a recovery path. Since their level was high in January, a small fall in February) is not necessarily considered a negative," said Yoshimasa Maruyama, chief economist at Itochu Economic Research Institute. "But it is hard to say firms are active about increasing their capital spending in the first half of new financial year." Compared with a year earlier, core machinery orders, a highly volatile data series, are expected to have risen 17.6 percent in February after a 23.6 percent gain in January. The Cabinet Office will announce the machinery orders data at 8:50 a.m. on April 10 (2350 GMT on April 9). The Bank of Japan's latest "tankan" survey showed that big firms expect to increase capital spending by just 0.1 percent in the financial year that started this month, down from a 3.9 percent increase in spending planned for the fiscal year that"
"There is some uncertainty about the future of the Japanese economy so people are being careful" he said
...A Reuters poll showed analysts expect the BOJ to ease again withstand the tax hike without further stimulus. "Big companies are very worried about what will happen after the sales taxtax hike. Memories of the last sales taxtax hike in 1997 are still in the back of many corporate executives' minds" said Yasuo Yamamoto, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute...
"Capital expenditure plans are not really that firm at the start of the new fiscal year, but capex may not come on line until the second half of the fiscal year."

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MARUBENI : Project Story 08 [Published 4 Traders - Apr 15 2014]
The BOJ Tie: Light Blue for Optimism? [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 09 2014]
Japan current account seen back in surplus, mac... [Published Sharenet - Apr 04 2014]
Japan Diaper Shortage: It’s A Real Problem [Published WebProNews - Apr 02 2014]
Japan Diaper Shortage: It’s A Real Problem [Published WebProNews Feed - Apr 02 2014]
Global stocks mostly higher, Tokyo falls [Published Merced Sun-Star - Apr 01 2014]
UPDATE 2-Tax hike hurts Japan business mood mor... [Published CNBC - Apr 01 2014]
Instant View: BOJ tankan shows Japan business m... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 01 2014]
Japan diaper shortage shows how China demand ca... [Published CNBC - Mar 31 2014]
Pitfalls abound as China streamlines economy [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Mar 29 2014]
Japan to spend bulk of 15 trillion yen budget i... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Mar 28 2014]
Japan Firms Continue to Hoard Cash [Published 4 Traders - Mar 25 2014]
No need to break the budget [Published Japan Times - Mar 11 2014]
Say it with flowers: Workers feel more relaxed ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 11 2014]
Japan's rebuilding work still bogged by red-tap... [Published Asia News Network - Mar 11 2014]
Here's The Japanese Angle On Today's Big Selloff [Published Clusterstock - Jan 31 2014]
Japan trade deficit nearly doubles on energy ch... [Published Taipei Times Online - Nov 20 2013]
Chinese manufacturing hits 11-month low [Published RTE Online - Jul 24 2013]
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The BOJ Tie: Light Blue for Optimism? [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 09 2014]
Does the tie color of BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda have any wider significance?Bloomberg News Was light blue the possible color code for the Bank of Japan governor’s light-hearted and optimistic stance on Tuesday? In the BOJ’s first post-meeting news conference ...
Here's The Japanese Angle On Today's Big Selloff [Published Clusterstock - Jan 31 2014]
U.S.markets are in the red this morning as markets fall into "risk-off" mode . "While the talking heads are pointing to EM again, I think Japan is a big factor," writes Dave Lutz, head of ETF trading and strategy at Stifel Nicolaus. "The Yen is ...
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