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  • Credit Agricole getting an early Monday morning start, comments on the Japanese election result and USD/JPY: - Election results as expected - Recent stock rally already pricing in this victory - Japan stocks may face profit taking (Credit Agricole CIB's FX in Tokyo - via Bloomberg)

    Japan election result – “… as expected … impact (on) yen will likely be limited”

    Credit Agricole getting an early Monday morning start, comments on the Japanese election result and USD/JPY: - Election results as expected - Recent stock rally already pricing in this victory - Japan stocks may face profit taking (Credit Agricole CIB's FX in Tokyo - via Bloomberg)
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  • Japan Leading Index On Tap For Monday Japan will on Monday release final August figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Their previous readings were 106.8 and 117.6, respectively. Japan also will see September numbers for department store sales; in August, nationwide sales were up 2.0 percent on year and Tokyo area sales were up an annual 3.6 percent. Singapore will provide September figures for consumer prices; in August. Inflation is expected to add 0.1 percent on month and 0.5 percent on year after gaining 0.3 percent on month and 0.4 percent on year in August. Hong Kong will see September numbers for consumer prices; in August, the inflation rate was 1.9 percent. Finally, the markets in New Zealand and Thailand are closed on Monday, for Labor Day and Chulalongkorn Day, respectively.

    Japan Leading Index On Tap For Monday

    Japan Leading Index On Tap For Monday Japan will on Monday release final August figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Their previous readings were 106.8 and 117.6, respectively. Japan also will see September numbers for department store sales; in August, nationwide sales were up 2.0 percent on year and Tokyo area sales were up an annual 3.6 percent. Singapore will provide September figures for consumer prices; in August. Inflation is expected to add 0.1 percent on month and 0.5 percent on year after gaining 0.3 percent on month and 0.4 percent on year in August. Hong Kong will see September numbers for consumer prices; in August, the inflation rate was 1.9 percent. Finally, the markets in New Zealand and Thailand are closed on Monday, for Labor Day and Chulalongkorn Day, respectively.
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  • The snap Japanese election is over and indications are PM Abe has won big time - (NHK report Abe's Liberal Democratic Party along with its coalition partner (Komeito) look ... likely above 310 seats) What are the implications of the win? This earlier from win.

    Yen lower (USD/JPY & yen crosses up) early Monday in Asia – Japan election driver

    The snap Japanese election is over and indications are PM Abe has won big time - (NHK report Abe's Liberal Democratic Party along with its coalition partner (Komeito) look ... likely above 310 seats) What are the implications of the win? This earlier from win.
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  • Blackrock: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partners scored a convincing win that will maintain a large majority in both houses of parliament. In brief:

    Blackrock Investment says Abe’s Japan election ‘mild positive’ for Japan stocks

    Blackrock: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partners scored a convincing win that will maintain a large majority in both houses of parliament. In brief:
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  • An update on the election in Japan - in a nutshell a big majority for Shinzo Abe Public broadcaster NHK report Abe's Liberal Democratic Party along with its coalition partner (Komeito) look on track for a big majority, at this stage likely above 310 seat threshold in the 465-seat House.

    Japan elections: PM Abe big win

    An update on the election in Japan - in a nutshell a big majority for Shinzo Abe Public broadcaster NHK report Abe's Liberal Democratic Party along with its coalition partner (Komeito) look on track for a big majority, at this stage likely above 310 seat threshold in the 465-seat House.
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  • TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a precautionary measure as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan's mainland, a spokesman said. Tens of thousands across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and rail services disrupted on Sunday as heavy rain and wind lashed a wide swathe of the country.

    Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants as typhoon precaution

    TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a precautionary measure as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan's mainland, a spokesman said. Tens of thousands across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and rail services disrupted on Sunday as heavy rain and wind lashed a wide swathe of the country.
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  • Voters in Japan are today responding to Abe's snap-election call 22 Oct Recent opinion polls have pointed to Abe being returned with a comfortable majority in the wake of the opposition imploding but he has already said he will step down as leader if that doesn't come to fruition.A convincing victory however would raise the likelihood that he will win a

    Abe set to remain PM with Japan heading to the polling booths

    Voters in Japan are today responding to Abe's snap-election call 22 Oct Recent opinion polls have pointed to Abe being returned with a comfortable majority in the wake of the opposition imploding but he has already said he will step down as leader if that doesn't come to fruition.A convincing victory however would raise the likelihood that he will win a
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  • Voters in Japan are today responding to Abe's snap-election call 22 Oct Recent opinion polls have pointed to Abe being returned with a comfortable majority in the wake of the opposition imploding but he has already said he will step down as leader if that doesn't come to fruition.A convincing victory however would raise the likelihood that he will win a

    Abe set for a third term as PM with Japan heading to the polling booths

    Voters in Japan are today responding to Abe's snap-election call 22 Oct Recent opinion polls have pointed to Abe being returned with a comfortable majority in the wake of the opposition imploding but he has already said he will step down as leader if that doesn't come to fruition.A convincing victory however would raise the likelihood that he will win a
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  • MINE, Japan -- Mazda's powertrain guru, Mitsuo Hitomi, can't count how many times he nearly threw in the towel while working on the company's new compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine. It was Mazda's moonshot effort to deliver more fuel efficiency and power, a mission that bigger rivals are struggling to bring to an intensifying world market. But a sense of crisis spurred Hitomi and his team forward. As a result, pint-sized Mazda will soon roll out not only the new powerplant, but also a wave of next-generation powertrain technologies. The competitive challenge is not merely Mazda's. As Japan's carmakers host the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Mazda's urgency epitomizes the rush by Japan's auto industry to play catch-up in an era of technological change. "We thought if we failed at this, it was all over," Hitomi recalled. "That's the level of pressure." New demands for autonomous cars, electrification, artificial intelligence and new mobil..

    Mazda races ahead as Japan’s auto industry plays catch-up

    MINE, Japan -- Mazda's powertrain guru, Mitsuo Hitomi, can't count how many times he nearly threw in the towel while working on the company's new compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine. It was Mazda's moonshot effort to deliver more fuel efficiency and power, a mission that bigger rivals are struggling to bring to an intensifying world market. But a sense of crisis spurred Hitomi and his team forward. As a result, pint-sized Mazda will soon roll out not only the new powerplant, but also a wave of next-generation powertrain technologies. The competitive challenge is not merely Mazda's. As Japan's carmakers host the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Mazda's urgency epitomizes the rush by Japan's auto industry to play catch-up in an era of technological change. "We thought if we failed at this, it was all over," Hitomi recalled. "That's the level of pressure." New demands for autonomous cars, electrification, artificial intelligence and new mobil..
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  • TOKYO — In the era of Uber and all manner of ride hailing, it may seem strange for a major global automaker to spend valuable r&d resources on a dedicated, old-school taxicab. But Toyota Motor Corp. is doing just that with a newly designed taxi that it will debut at this week's Tokyo Motor Show. The bulbous hybrid hatchback will give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades, arriving just in time for the 2020 summer Olympics here. Toyota's design takes a decidedly high-tech tack, starting with a fuel-efficient hybrid drivetrain, like the flagship Prius. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, who has told Automotive News that as a child he dreamed of being a taxi driver, took a special shine to the project, championing the new taxi from its first stages of development. The CEO even made sure to test it personally, first from the back seat and then from behind the steering wheel, before giving his final sign-off, said Hiroshi Kayukawa, chief engineer on the vehicle. T..

    High-tech taxi for old-school Japan

    TOKYO — In the era of Uber and all manner of ride hailing, it may seem strange for a major global automaker to spend valuable r&d resources on a dedicated, old-school taxicab. But Toyota Motor Corp. is doing just that with a newly designed taxi that it will debut at this week's Tokyo Motor Show. The bulbous hybrid hatchback will give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades, arriving just in time for the 2020 summer Olympics here. Toyota's design takes a decidedly high-tech tack, starting with a fuel-efficient hybrid drivetrain, like the flagship Prius. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, who has told Automotive News that as a child he dreamed of being a taxi driver, took a special shine to the project, championing the new taxi from its first stages of development. The CEO even made sure to test it personally, first from the back seat and then from behind the steering wheel, before giving his final sign-off, said Hiroshi Kayukawa, chief engineer on the vehicle. T..
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