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More Japan companies are introducing four-day Work Week
... brought on by a rapidly aging population and dwindling birthrates and changing lifestyles and expectations, has the potential to rewrite the country's work landscape. It would widen the gap between large and small companies in days. Electronics giant Hitachi Ltd. is one of many big companies that are introducing a four-day workweek. The policy will apply to around 15,000 employees. Hitachi will ask them to make up the difference in work hours over a five-day week by working longer when they are not ...
Updated: 05/07/2022
Polish copper company KGHM signs contract with NuScale
The Polish copper and silver company KGHM and the US SMR technology developer NuScale Power signed a contract on Monday to develop small modular nuclear reactors SMRC online business news service BiznesAlert. The Polish copper and silver company KGHM and the US SMR technology developer NuScale Power signed a contract on Monday to develop small modular nuclear reactors SMRs online business news service BiznesAlert.pl . The plan includes the construction of six NuScale SMRs with optional expansion...
Updated: 05/05/2022
Varma launches ESG fund in Japan
... according to strict sustainability criteria, with the liquidity of the shares also taken into account. Among the investors are the pharmaceutical company Takeda, the world's leading manufacturer of heat pumps, Daikin Industries , the conglomerate Hitachi , Toyota and the video game company Nintendo. The investmentees selected for the fund are low emission industries whose growth prospects we believe in the long run. The companies that operate the most responsibly were selected within each industry....
Updated: 05/05/2022
Consumer Electronics and Appliances Industry eyes record sales in 2022
... rise in raw material, crude oil, and global freight rates, many manufacturers will increase their pricing in the range of 2 -- 4 per cent in the coming months, he said. In April, record sales were made by manufacturers such as Voltas , Panasonic , Hitachi , LG and Haier . The Tata group firm Voltas , which is an industry leader, saw unprecedented growth and almost touched the volume level of April 2019. This was one of the hottest summers of the decade, said Pradeep Bakshi, managing director ...
Updated: 05/03/2022
Polish copper company KGHM, NuScale Power sign contract for small nuclear reactors
The Polish copper and silver company KGHM and the US SMR technology developer NuScale Power signed a contract on Monday to develop small modular nuclear reactorsSMKR online business news service BiznesAlert. The Polish copper and silver company KGHM and the US SMR technology developer NuScale Power signed a contract on Monday to develop small modular nuclear reactors SMRs online business news service BiznesAlert.pl . The plan is for the construction of six NuScale SMRs, with optional expansion...
Updated: 05/03/2022
Varma launches ESG fund in Japan
... according to strict sustainability criteria, with the liquidity of the shares also taken into account. Among the investors are the pharmaceutical company Takeda , the world's leading manufacturer of heat pumps, Daikin Industries , the conglomerate Hitachi, Toyota and the video game company Nintendo . The investmentees selected for the fund are low emission industries whose growth prospects we believe in the long run. The companies that operate the most responsibly were selected within each industry....
Updated: 05/03/2022
Toshiba's nuclear business a major hurdle for PE buyers
... Toshiba's nuclear technology has fallen behind trends outside Japan. The firm is behind overseas rivals in developing small and advanced modular reactors. Toshiba s boiling water reactors aren't considered for use in future projects. Obata said that Hitachi Ltd., which also has a nuclear power business, would be the only realistic buyer. He argued that it is doubtful that Hitachi would raise its hand because it is also reviewing its portfolio, including selling non-core operations. He said that ...
Updated: 05/02/2022
Meiji era house with stunning latticework on windows
... Hunter Residence , a national important cultural property, is said to have been built in Kobe by British engineers commissioned by a German in around 1889. British businessman Edward Hazlett Hunter , who founded the Osaka Iron Works factory today-day Hitachi Zosen Corp. , later purchased and moved the residence to Kobe's Kitanocho district and refurbished it. The name of the Hunter slope derives from the Western-style residence atop the hill. The property was then owned by some other people and ...
Updated: 05/01/2022
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