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U.K. to probe SoftBank's Arm sale to Nvidia on security grounds

U.K. to probe SoftBank's Arm sale to Nvidia on security grounds
Takeover would put vital supplies to range of chipmakers under control of a single player

Apr 20, 2021

LONDON – The U.K. government will look into the national security implications of U.S. group Nvidia’s purchase of British chip designer Arm Holdings, it said on Monday, putting a question mark over the $40 billion deal.

Digital minister Oliver Dowden said on Monday he had issued a so-called intervention notice over the sale of Arm by Japan’s SoftBank to Nvidia.

 

on security grounds

安全の理由で

 

prove 
look into the national security implications

国家安全保障への影響

 

had issued an intervention notice
介入通知の発行

Wealthy Japanese flying private in greater numbers, ANA says

Wealthy Japanese flying private in greater numbers, ANA says

Apr 12, 2021

Wealthy people in Japan are turning to private jets in greater numbers as they seek to eschew crowded airports amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The push means that ANA Holdings Inc.’s private jet charter business is expecting sales of ¥1 billion in the 2022 fiscal year, Jun Katagiri, the chief executive officer of ANA Business Jet Inc., said last week. ANA Business Jet is owned jointly by ANA and trading company Sojitz Corp.

 

 

eschew istʃúː、

意図的に避ける、あるいは離れておく

avoid and stay away from deliberately

shun, eschew

語源
From Middle English eschewen, from Anglo-Norman eschiver, (三人称 present eschiu), from Frankish *skiuhan (“to dread, shun, avoid”).

 

The push

〔市場開拓・販売・政治・軍事などにおける〕動き、活動、行動
・The British company's recently announced joint venture with a Japanese company is part of its push to cultivate the Japanese market. : そのイギリスの企業が最近発表した日本企業との合弁事業は、日本市場開拓の動きの一環である。

 

China’s economy soars by record a year after pandemic slump

China’s economy soars by record a year after pandemic slump

Apr 16, 2021

China’s economy soared in the first quarter as consumer spending strengthened, joining production and investment in recovering from the COVID-19 slump a year ago.

Gross domestic product climbed a record 18.3% in the first quarter from a year earlier, largely in line with the 18.5% predicted in a Bloomberg survey of economists. The figures are skewed by comparisons from a year ago when the economy was in lockdown. A better reading of the economy’s momentum comes from quarter-on-quarter growth, which slowed to 0.6% from 2.6% in the previous three months.

 

by record

according to record

 

climbed a record 18.3% in the first quarter from a year earlier,

increawsed to a record high


climbed a record 18.3% in the first quarter from a year earlier,

 

be skewed 

歪んだ、非対称の

Toshiba mulls rejecting buyout offer, a day after CEO linked with bidder quit

Toshiba mulls rejecting buyout offer, a day after CEO linked with bidder quit

Apr 16, 2021

Toshiba Corp. is considering rejecting a buyout offer from British private equity firm CVC Capital Partners as the Japanese industrial conglomerate seeks to remain listed, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

Senior Toshiba officials have told the company's creditor banks that the electronics and infrastructure firm is opposed to CVC's buyout plan worth over ¥2 trillion, and have asked them not to provide funding to the private equity firm for the planned acquisition, the sources said.

 

mulls rejecting
considering rejecting

二つとも考えている最中なのでingであって、toではない。
to は決まった後。
decided to xx

 

creditor banks

貸方銀行、取引銀行

 

BOJ likely to discuss raising economic outlook, sources say

BOJ likely to discuss raising economic outlook, sources say

Apr 16, 2021
(x The) Bank of Japan officials are likely to discuss raising their economic outlook slightly in a quarterly report due later this month after signs conditions have improved earlier than expected, people familiar with the matter said.

BOJ officials see a strong recovery in the United States and China as a driving force for Japan’s export-reliant economy, the people said. While uncertainties remain high due to rising virus cases at home, the government’s decision to target its measures to control the spread of infection have helped limit the overall economic damage, the people said.

 

report due later this month

report (which is due) later this month
due a. 

 

Japan’s export-reliant economy

輸出に頼る日本経済

 

discuss raising

discuss (x to raise)

 

1) 我々はそのクラブに加入することについて話し合った
We discussed (    ) the club.
joining


2) 我々はそのクラブに加入することに決めた
We decided (    ) the club.

to join

Japan's ticket to zero carbon could be century-old technology

Japan's ticket to zero carbon could be century-old technology
Major industrial companies tap methanation as the fuel of the future

Apr 15, 2021

Some of the biggest industrial companies in Japan are working on a project that could trigger a wave of investment into one of the most controversial forms of carbon capture: methanation.

Shipping giant Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. (MOL) is leading a working group of nine Japanese companies including steelmakers Nippon Steel Corp. and JFE Steel Corp. to assess the viability of producing and using methane to power “zero-emission ships” instead of liquefied natural gas or other fossil fuels, including a fleet of new vessels that would transport carbon dioxide for processing.

 

methanation
メタン生成

methanation reation メタン化反応

methane
メタン CH4
methane abundance

メタン(の)存在量

assess the viability of producing

XX製造の実現可能性を評価する

(この場合はevaluationよりassessの方があっている。

何かの実行の前の調査はassessの方がいいようである。)

Egypt seizes Suez ship Ever Given pending $900 million payment

Egypt seizes Suez ship Ever Given pending $900 million payment

Apr 15, 2021
Egypt seized the giant container vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month as part of an effort to get more than $900 million in compensation.

A court in the city of Ismailia granted a seizure request regarding the Ever Given vessel at the behest of the Suez Canal Authority, state-run Ahram Gate reported Tuesday.

 

 

seize
grab, get hold of, prehend, clutch, appropriate, capture, attach, confiscate, impound sequester, usurp, arrogate, take over assume

 

pending

【前】
~を待つ間、~の間、~の結果が出るまで、~まで(待って)
【形】
〔問題などが〕未解決の、決着のつかない、中ぶらりんになっている、保留(中)の、懸案(中)の

Fishing and boating lure more enthusiasts in pandemic-hit Japan

Fishing and boating lure more enthusiasts in pandemic-hit Japan

Apr 13, 2021

Yuki Muraoka noticed an uptick in the number of recreational anglers visiting his favorite fishing haunts in Tokyo over the past year. Whether alone or with family, those equipped with rods and reels would flock to popular spots along canals flowing into Tokyo Bay and rivers running through the city, such as the Sumida and Arakawa.

 

Tokyo Bay

東京湾はtheが付かないが、

the Sumida and Arakawa.

隅田川、荒川はtheが付く!

From suits to T-shirts: Menswear shops face hard times as pandemic alters trends

From suits to T-shirts: Menswear shops face hard times as pandemic alters trends

Apr 12, 2021

It’s the time of the year when you see new students and fresh graduates starting jobs dressed in brand new suits for a fresh start in April.

But with more people working remotely from home due to the pandemic and recent trends leaning toward casual office clothes, suit sales have been pushed down.

In order to survive, many apparel companies are testing new business models to attract more customers.

 

alters
change

 

trends leaning toward

S is learning toward XX.

 

Complaint filed in France against Uniqlo and others over Uyghurs

Complaint filed in France against Uniqlo and others over Uyghurs

Apr 11, 2021

PARIS – An aid group for Uyghurs and other parties have filed a complaint with a Paris court against four fashion giants including Japan’s Uniqlo Co. over alleged forced labor of Uyghurs in China.

The four are a French unit of clothing retailer Uniqlo, Spain’s Inditex, which runs the Zara fashion chain, footwear brand Skechers USA Inc. and French apparel giant SMCP, according to reports by media organizations including the Les Echos newspaper.

 

filed a complaint with xx over alleged forced labor of Uyghurs in China.

中国のウイグル自治区の強制労働についての責任を告訴した

The four are

4社は

Aeon suffers record ¥71 billion hit as retailers report losses

Aeon suffers record ¥71 billion hit as retailers report losses

Apr 10, 2021

Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. has reported a record group net loss of ¥71.02 million for the year through February, its first red ink in 12 years.

Its general merchandise supermarket operations incurred an operating loss due to temporary closures of tenant shops during Japan’s first coronavirus state of emergency, declared in April last year.

Aeon’s shopping mall operations were also sluggish, though the food supermarket store business fared well.

 

 

its first red ink in 12 years.

12年来の赤字

Government 'cannot revoke' Fuji broadcast permit for past violation: minister

Government 'cannot revoke' Fuji broadcast permit for past violation: minister

Apr 9, 2021

The government “cannot revoke” Fuji Media Holdings Inc.’s certification as a broadcasting holding company despite the company’s past violation of a foreign ownership rule under the broadcasting law, communications minister Ryota Takeda said Friday.

 

revoke
countermand, rescind, revoke, lift, repeal, annul, vacate, reverse, overturn

The next electric-car battery champion could be European

The next electric-car battery champion could be European

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Apr 8, 2021

With Europe expected to lead the world in electric-car sales for a second straight year, an epic rush to build a battery-supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent.

 

an epic rush to 
しようとものすごく急ぐ、殺到する

 

is playing out

develop
演奏する、闘う

 

 

CVC Capital weighing megadeal for Toshiba

CVC Capital weighing megadeal for Toshiba

Apr 7, 2021

Toshiba Corp. surged a daily limit of 18% after confirming it received an initial buyout offer from CVC Capital Partners, setting the stage for potentially the largest private equity-led acquisition in years.

The major conglomerate said it is seeking more information as it weighs the proposal. Its board plans to meet Wednesday to discuss the potential deal, one person familiar with the matter said.

Shares of Toshiba surged their most since 2017 to a four-year high in Tokyo, taking its 2021 gain to 57% and market value to nearly ¥2 trillion.

 

initial buyout offer
最初の買収提案

private equity firm 
《金融》未公開株式投資会社◆株式を公開していない企業(将来有望な新興企業または再建途上にある企業)に出資し、または融資した上、優良企業に育て上げていき、その上で、投融資を他に転売したりしてもうける会社。◆【略】PE firm

 

〔決定するために~を〕比較[品定め・熟考・検討]する
・We have to weigh the consequences of eating red meat. It causes a variety of heart problems. : 赤身の肉を食べることの結果をよく考えなくてはならない。それは心臓に関するさまざまな問題を引き起こす。

consider, deliver

IMF chief says lack of fans at Olympics won't harm Japan's recovery

IMF chief says lack of fans at Olympics won't harm Japan's recovery

Mar 31, 2021

WASHINGTON – International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said Tuesday that Japan's economic recovery will not be derailed by staging the Tokyo Games without overseas spectators, while hailing the country's "strong response" to mitigate the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic through timely stimulus packages.

 

be derailed by

に逸らされる