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  • *Sept core machinery orders +7.5 pct m/m vs f'cast +3.3 pct. TOKYO, Nov 12- Japan's core machinery orders rose in September for the first time in four months, but companies forecast only modest gains in orders in October-December, a sign the economy's recovery from an expected recession could be slow. "Companies are taking a very cautious stance toward capital...

  • Japan Sept core machinery orders up 7.5 pct month/month Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 6:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 12- Japan's core machinery orders rose 7.5 percent in September for the first increase in four months, Cabinet Office data showed on Thursday, in an encouraging sign for capital expenditure. Companies surveyed by the Cabinet Office forecast that core orders will rise 2.9 percent in October-December from the previous quarter. Orders fell 10.0...

  • LONDON, Nov 3- Freight carried by major U.S. railroads fell by 7 percent in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, confirming that large parts of the industrial economy are in recession. Coal shipments to power plants, the biggest commodity on the network, accounting for about one-third of total tonnage, have been hit by a combination of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. manufacturing activity in October hit a 2-1/ 2- year low, but a rise in new orders offered hope for a sector buffeted by a strong dollar and relentless spending cuts by energy companies. We do not expect the manufacturing data will cause the Fed to push the first rate hike back into 2016, "said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New...

  • LONDON Oct 8- Global stocks held just off three-week highs on Thursday after unexpectedly weak trade and machinery orders data from Germany and Japan hinted that recovery momentum is stalling in more of the world's biggest economies. Federal Reserve due to release minutes of its last meeting and worries over Germany, investors were wary of extending world...

  • LONDON Oct 8- Global stocks traded just off three-week highs on Thursday after unexpectedly weak trade and machinery orders data from Germany and Japan hinted at a stalling in the momentum of some of the world's biggest economies. An oil price bounce, a flat dollar and gains in Chinese markets provided some support, but with worries growing over Germany and the...

  • Nikkei falls 1 pct on weak data, profit-taking Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 8- Japanese stocks snapped a six-session winning streak on Thursday, as main indexes were hit by weak machinery orders data and profit taking. The Nikkei share average fell 1 percent to 18,141.17. The retail and airline sectors both outperformed in recent sessions and were among the hardest hit on Thursday.

  • Nikkei flat as weak machinery orders data dims mood Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:06 PM ET

    *China markets in focus as they resume trade after long break- traders. TOKYO, Oct 8- Japanese stocks were flat in a choppy morning session on Thursday, stalling after six straight days of gains, as weak machinery orders data stoked uncertainty about the economic outlook. "The bleak machinery data is weighing on sentiment, but at the same time, the market expects...

  • TOKYO, Oct 8- Japan's machinery orders unexpectedly fell in August in a worrying indication that capital expenditure is weaker than many policymakers expected, and could increase the chances of new fiscal and monetary stimulus. The decline in machinery orders suggests capital expenditure is not as strong as indicated in the Bank of Japan's tankan survey and...

  • Japan Aug core machinery orders down 5.7 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 8- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell 5.7 percent in August from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Thursday, which could cast doubt on the strength of capital expenditure. The month-on-month fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months,...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 28- Alcoa Inc said Monday it will break itself in two, separating its faster growing business manufacturing parts for planes and automobiles from its traditional aluminum smelting operations as shareholders seek higher returns amid a commodity slump. Pressured by a 42 percent drop in its share price this year and a surge in Chinese aluminum...

  • *China offers to sell submarines to Cairo- Egypt military source. *China has reached recent deals with Pakistan and Bangladesh. SINGAPORE/ CAIRO, Sept 16- China is trying to sell two submarines to Egypt that are cheaper than vessels on offer from Germany, industry sources told Reuters, as Beijing looks to expand weapons exports beyond its traditional customer base...

  • *Japan machinery orders fall, China car sales down. LONDON, Sept 10- Oil prices rose on Thursday ahead of weekly U.S. stocks data, despite fresh signs of an economic slowdown in China and Japan. "The stage is set for a recovery but as long as we keep getting disappointing numbers out of China it will weigh and delay a recovery," Khan said.

  • *Japan machinery orders fall, China car sales down. LONDON, Sept 10- Oil prices edged higher on Thursday ahead of weekly U.S. stocks data, despite fresh signs of an economic slowdown in China and Japan that fuelled concerns growth could be grinding to a halt. "The stage is set for a recovery but as long as we keep getting disappointing numbers out of China it will weigh...

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japanese government bonds rose on Thursday, taking their cue from a downturn in Tokyo equities and a solid outcome from a 5- year JGB auction. Government data showed that Japanese machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in July, increasing pressure on the Bank of Japan to offer fresh stimulus. The Ministry of Finance...

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japanese stocks fell on Thursday as a surprise drop in machinery orders in July heightened concerns about the economy, prompting investors to book profits a day after the market posted its biggest gain in nearly seven years. Nitto Denko shares fell 4.3 percent while Murata Manufacturing lost 2.3 percent and TDK declined 2.8 percent.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japanese machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in July, ratcheting up pressure on the Bank of Japan to offer fresh stimulus, perhaps as early as next month, to re-energize an economy struggling to recover from a slump. A string of soft data in recent weeks has raised questions about the BOJ's economic optimism, especially as...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 10- Crude oil prices slipped a fraction in early trading on Thursday as shrinking Japanese machinery orders fueled concerns that weak levels of investment could further erode already slow growth in Asia. In China, Asia's biggest economy, analysts already expect a further slowdown in economic growth, now at its lowest in a generation.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Asian stocks fell on Thursday after U.S. stocks retreated overnight and as Japan machinery orders unexpectedly shrank, deflating investors' appetite for riskier assets. Concerns about slowing global growth also weighed on sentiment, with the New Zealand dollar tumbling after its central bank cut interest rates and signalled it may ease...

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japanese machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in July, fueling concerns that weak business investment could undermine a recovery from an economic contraction in the second quarter.. The weak data comes as a recent run of soft indicators cast doubt on the Bank of Japan's optimism that a steady economic recovery will help...