The Bank of Japan must make its inflation target more flexible so it can take into account not just price growth but also the output gap and job creation when deciding on monetary policy, an academic close to BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said. The BOJ has a traditional inflation target, meaning it focuses primarily on price stability when deciding on interest rates, in contrast to some other major central banks such as the Federal Reserve, which has adopted a dual mandate targeting inflation and employment.
Toshiba Corp Board Chairman Osamu Nagayama is tipped to win reappointment at a pivotal shareholders' meeting this Friday - albeit by a thin margin, two people familiar with the matter said. Nagayama has come under intense pressure to resign after an independent investigation this month found Toshiba had colluded with Japan's trade ministry to block foreign shareholders from gaining influence on the board at last year's annual general meeting. Indications from shareholders so far have shown "Nagayama is more likely to win than lose reappointment", said one of the people, adding that domestic investors in general appear to be more supportive of Nagayama than foreign investors.
Outspoken TV host Anne Robinson has hit out at "woke" culture for "mangling" the English language. The Countdown presenter, who was once famous for her cruel putdowns of contestants on the quiz show Weakest Link, said she is "fed up" with people telling her what she can and cannot say on TV. "I am fed up with it, I'm fed up with people telling me I've got to say 'mixed heritage' and not 'mixed race'," she told the Daily Express newspaper. "I just think we're being told what to do by people who a
Report Scope The flow battery report covers all batteries that are currently available commercially. The market report also analyzes the end-use segments in which flow batteries find application at both the regional and country level.New York, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Flow Batteries: Global Markets" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06097051/?utm_source=GNW The report provides market size and estimations in terms of revenue (U.S. curre
Dublin, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Scanner Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global scanner market as it emerges from the COVID-19 shut down. The global scanner market is expected to grow from $24.9 billion in 2020 to $27.45 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CA
James Corden has defended Prince Harry's decision to leave the U.K. Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family early last year and they have since moved to Meghan's home state of California, where they are raising their two-year-old son Archie and daughter Lilibet, who was born earlier this month. The royal couple faced a barrage of criticism for their decision to quit the U.K. and now Harry's friend, talk show host James, has come
The U.S Commerce Department said Monday it was rescinding a list of prohibited transactions with TikTok and WeChat that were issued in September as the Trump administration sought to block new U.S. downloads of both Chinese-owned apps. The withdrawals came after President Joe Biden this month withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of Tencent-owned WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps and others.
Georges Simenon Limited (GSL) has signed a licence and co-production arrangement with Colin Callender’s Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning Playground (“Howards End”) to co-develop with Red Arrow Studios International a new English-language returning Inspector Maigret drama series. The series will be based on Georges Simenon’s iconic series of novels about the ingenious French detective Jules Maigret. […]
Nokia said its employees can choose to work up to three days a week remotely with increased support for flexible working hours from January after its current work from home policy comes to an end in December. The Finnish telecom equipment maker conducted a survey of its employees at the end of last year and a majority said they wanted to work two to three days per week remotely, up from an average of two days before the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which had about 92,000 employees in 130 countries at the end of 2020, said in March it plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs within two years to trim costs and invest more in research capabilities.
UEFA have turned down a request from the mayor of Munich for the city's stadium to be lit up in rainbow colours for Wednesday's Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary. Munich mayor Dieter Reiter had said he wanted to light up the stadium in the colours in protest against a new law in Hungary that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change. The stadium, known as the Allianz Arena, home to Bayern Munich, is configured to allow the entire external area and roofing to be lit up in various colours.
There are seemingly endless amounts of Amazon Prime Day deals to shop at any given moment — and to date, we've covered everything from the site’s hidden gems to its viral predictions and even its most “influential” trends. But, now, we're unveiling something that's a little closer to our own carts: Refinery29 readers’ most wanted Amazon buys that are on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2021. With the sale-a-palooza's 48-hour clock already ticking, we're tallying up the best deals on all of Amazon's bes