Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan faces its worst crisis since 1945

In response to the fact that many financial institutions located in the disaster-hit area conducted their business in order to respond to withdrawal of deposits smoothly, the Bank of Japan, Head Office and some of its branches, responded to cash withdrawal by the financial institutions to support such initiatives.

The BoJ said in a statement on Sunday that it has extended a total of 55 billion yen to 13 financial institutions in the quake-struck northeast of Japan since Saturday to help them secure enough funds to meet deposit withdrawals.

"The Bank will continue to grasp the situation of the financial markets and business operations of financial institutions, and to stand ready to respond and act as necessary. The Bank will do its utmost to continue ensuring stability in the financial markets and securing smooth settlement of funds, including provisioning liquidity.", said the official statement.

The Bank, Head Office and all of its branches, will conduct its ordinary business operations on Monday, March 14, 2011.

Possible large-scale power outages

Prime Minister Kan Naoto Kan said Sunday night in a televised press conference that Japan faces large-scale power outages, with lack of supplies of gas, water and other essentials.

The Minister also asked the citizens to work toghter to 'build a new Japan'. Kan also said Japan is now facing its biggest crisis since World War II after last week's earthquake and tsunami.

Nuclear power authorities here are working to avert a nuclear crisis after last week's massive earthquake damaged cooling systems in several reactors, two of them seriously.

source: fxstreet.com

21 comments:

  1. wow, this tsunami was more serious than i thought

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  2. The end is near, to many catastrophes in a small period of time. we are Doomed

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  3. That sucks... poor pooor Japan.

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  4. Yeah it's incredible isn't it...

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  5. this is insanely detrimental. I hope they can recover thanks for the info keep it comin

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  6. I just don't know what to say. I just hope they can recover. There seems to be so much suffering in the world right now.

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  7. oooooooh take a look at that graph :o isane

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  8. Generaly any climactic event causes the market to fall.

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  9. Japan has many, many excessively old people in the government that oppose all sorts of progress initiatives, be it intellectually or culturally. It stands to hope that the crisis weeds out these dogmatic structures for a truly modern Japan.

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  10. y this will far worse then the "real" damage caused by it

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  11. hopefully they can recover swiftly.

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  12. I can't help but feel so helpless over this situation. I read this morning that an entire small town and all 10,000+ of it's residents are missing...

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  13. interesting perspective of the effectsof the quake

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  14. yeah i hope they recover from this quickly... very sad.

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  15. yeah, i hope they can make it.

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  16. What has japan done to deserve this...

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  17. Must set Japan back 10 years if not more

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