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Hitachi Zosen to Acquire NAC International Inc. Leading Nuke Fuel Cycle Company in USA.

Hitachi Zosen to Acquire NAC International Inc. Leading Nuke Fuel Cycle Company in USA.

Hitachi Zosen Corporation (“Hitz”) at its Board of Directors meeting on January 22, 2013 resolved to enter into a stock purchase agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of NAC International Inc. (“NAC”) from USEC Inc. in United States (NYSE:USU) (“USEC”) (the “Transaction”). On January 23, 2013, Hitz’s subsidiary, Hitz Holdings U.S.A. Inc. and USEC entered into a definitive agreement for the Transaction. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Abe keeps options open on BOJ law, TPP, vows Fukushima help (Japan Times)

Abe keeps options open on BOJ law, TPP, vows Fukushima help (Japan Times)

The government is still looking to revise the Bank of Japan Law to ensure the central bank keeps easing monetary policy and helps revive the country’s economy struggling under deflation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Shizen Energy and juwi Group Announce International Joint Venture (juwi)

Shizen Energy and juwi Group Announce International Joint Venture (juwi)

juwi Shizen Energy Inc. fosters the expansion of renewable energies in Japan targeting 1GW by 2017 / First free-field photovoltaic system has been completed and is already feeding in clean energy to the Japanese grid. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy

BCP – first Peruvian bank to adopt Equator Principles(Equator Principles)

BCP – first Peruvian bank to adopt Equator Principles(Equator Principles)

As part of its corporate commitment to sustainability and environmental protection, Banco de Crédito – BCP, the leading Peruvian financial institution, announces its adoption of the Equator Principles (EP). The EP are a set of principles based on the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards that are adopted voluntarily by financial institutions in order to help them identify, assess, and manage environmental and social risks and impacts in project finance. The EP are applied to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK

China Scrambles Monetary Jets Over BOJ Airspace (WSJ)

China Scrambles Monetary Jets Over BOJ Airspace (WSJ)

By Jacob M. Schlesinger Markets and economists may have greeted the Bank of Japan’s latest claim of dramatic action with yawns and jeers. But Chinese authorities appear to have seen an ominous significance in this week’s new 2% inflation target and the vaguely word promise of “open-ended” easing. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, unclassified

Gas station, refinery closures loom over tank law(Japan Times)

Gas station, refinery closures loom over tank law(Japan Times)

Declining demand for gasoline and other petroleum products as well as changes in the legal framework governing the industry may prompt the closure of gas stations and refineries in the months ahead. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified