Friday, January 30, 2015

Japanese Customer News January 30th 2015

Japanese Customer News January 30th 2015








Japanese Customer News January 30th 2015





1

“Toyota…the Japanese company- held on to pole position in the global car market with sales of 10.23 million cars and trucks in 2014…North America - it’s biggest region, with about 28 per cent of volume sales…sales of 1.1 million in China this year, an annual rise of 6.6 per cent…The company is expecting 3 per cent growth in the US”

Source: Toyota’s car sales reign threatened by Kana Inagaki and Andy Sharman, The Financial Times, Australian Financial Review Newspaper, Friday 23rd January, 2015 page 20.


2

“Advocates of QE (Quantitative Easing) point to Japan, which has endured bouts of deflation since its economy imploded in 1990..collectively, the Japanese enjoy the biggest net foreign asset position in the world”

Source: Printing more money not the answer for ailing European economies by Adam Creighton, The Australian Newspaper, Friday January 23rd 2015, page 29.



3

“According to data from Swift, the international currency clearing system….the Japanese yen… (accounted for) 2.7 per cent of (all) transactions (in 2014)”

Source: Renminbi hits top five for global transactions by Josh Noble, The Financial Times, Australian Financial Review Newspaper, Friday January 30th, 2015, page 20.



4

“Yahoo will continue to …hold its 35.5 per cent interest in Yahoo Japan...valued at about $US 7.2 billion”

Source: Yahoo chief buys time with Alibaba spin-off, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian Newspaper, Thursday January 29th, 2015 page 26.



5

● …“Japan’s Inpex Corporation..AUS $42 billion Ichthys LNG project in northern Australia…gas will be transported through a 889-kilometre ipeline to Darwin to be processed … 8.4 million tonnes a year LNG plant at Blaydin Point also…1.6 million tonnes a year of LPG and 100,000 barrels a day of condensates, making it one of Australia’s biggest liquids producers”

Source: Inpex stands by LNG economics of Ichthys, By Angela MacDonald- Smith, The Australian Financial Review Newspaper, Thursday 29th January, 2015, p19.





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