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Equator Principles III better be good (BankTrack)

Equator Principles III better be good (BankTrack)

Launch new Equator Principles again postponed; expectations rise on what new Principles will deliver. The Equator Principles Association (Association) this week announced a new delay in the release of the third version of the Equator Principles (EPIII). … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK

Former Olympus execs face new charges over losses (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japanese prosecutors have pressed fresh charges against the former chairman of Olympus Corp and two other executives over the cover-up of massive investment losses. … Read entire article »

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Bulgaria Quits Belene Nuclear Power Plant Project(novinite.com)

Bulgaria Quits Belene Nuclear Power Plant Project(novinite.com)

Bulgaria’s Belene Nuclear Power Plant will not be constructed, the country’s Deputy Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov announced on on Wednesday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

TEPCO to seek 1 tril. yen public fund injection: sources(The Maincihi Daily News)

TEPCO to seek 1 tril. yen public fund injection: sources(The Maincihi Daily News)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to seek an injection of 1 trillion yen in public funds from a state-backed entity by the end of the month to avoid insolvency, as it struggles with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Low-Priced U.S. Radiation Meters Coming To Japan(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–RAE Systems Inc. said Tuesday that it will sell handheld radiation detectors in Japan that can store past readings and cost about one-fifth as much as typical models. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Very high radiation, little water in Fukushima No. 2 reactor(Japan Today)

TOKYO —One of Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool it, according to an internal examination that renews doubts about the plant’s stability. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident