2015.12.22 Launch of "NowcaSTats" and Release of New "CPINow" Price Indexes

Nowcast Inc. (Head office: Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo; CEO: Atsuo Akai; referred to as "Nowcast" below) and Nikkei Inc. (Head office: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; CEO: Naotoshi Okada; referred to as "Nikkei" below) are pleased to announce that they will jointly launch "NowcaSTats" on January 5, 2016, a service providing economic statistics for subscribers.

"NowcaSTats" is a new service providing economic statistics ("stats") making it possible to "nowcast" economic developments. The service will start by disseminating a new price index, the "CPINow" (*1), which succeeds and improves on the Nikkei UTokyo Daily Price Index.