BOJ may pledge open-ended asset buying: sources

(Reuters) - The Bank of Japan will consider making an open-ended commitment next week to buy government bonds and other assets until 2 percent inflation is in sight and the economy is on a more solid footing, according to sources familiar with its thinking.

How about an open-ended commitment to safely cleanup and dispose of their radioactive cessium?

More than a year and a half since the nuclear crisis, much of Japan’s post-Fukushima cleanup remains primitive, slapdash and bereft of the cleanup methods lauded by government scientists as effective in removing harmful radioactive cesium from the environment.
The politically connected companies have little radiological cleanup expertise and critics say they have cut corners to employ primitive — even potentially hazardous — techniques".

A fish containing over 2,500 times Japan's legal limit for radiation in seafood has been caught in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility's operator reported.

­A ‘murasoi’ fish, similar to a rockfish, was caught at a port inside the plant, according to AFP. Plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) indicated that the amount of cesium measured 254,000 becquerels per kilogram – 2,540 times Japan's legal limit for radiation in seafood.

Herr Schäuble Sprechen

Großbritannien hat höheren Staatsschulden, als der Eurozone Durchschnitt und ich nicht einmal die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika erwähnen möchten,“ Schaeuble sagte.
{Britain has a higher state debt than the eurozone average and I don't even want to mention the United States of America," Schaeuble said.}



Electricity bills for most Greek consumers will go up 9 percent retroactively to Jan. 1, while a 100 percent property tax surcharge is still being tacked on to utility bills under the threat of power being disconnected, although state agencies that owe 170 million euros ($227 million) haven’t paid and have not lost their electricity.