October 1, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The Bank of Japan’s latest quarterly Tankan survey shows business sentiment fell to a six year low among large manufacturers.
  2. Japan’s consumption tax rose from 8 to 10 percent on Tuesday.
  3. Beijing is celebrating seven decades since the People’s Republic of China was founded.