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  • *Bullish Wall Street give Asia shares lift. TOKYO, Aug 28- Asian stocks crept up early on Thursday following another steady performance by Wall Street shares which hovered near record highs, while the euro clung to modest gains after rebounding from 13- month lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sep 10 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- The euro rebounded from a 13- month low on Wednesday after a report suggested the European Central Bank might not introduce more stimulus next week while major U.S. stock indexes were little changed, with the S&P 500 clinging near the 2,000 milestone.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- The euro rebounded from a 13- month low on Wednesday after a report suggested the European Central Bank might not introduce more stimulus next week while major U.S. stock indexes were little changed, with the S&P 500 hovering just above the 2,000 milestone.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Major U.S. stock indexes rose on Wednesday with the Standard& Poor's 500 holding around the 2,000 milestone, while bets the European Central Bank is on the brink of injecting more stimulus knocked the region's government bond yields to record lows.

  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    TOKYO— At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. It's better than the original, said Toshifumi Shimizu of Tokyo Laboratory Co., the studio that undertook the painstaking effort.

  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:28 AM ET

    TOKYO— The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

  • Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.

  • Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    Overall trading volume was about one-third below the recent average, reflecting an absence of major market-moving news and the approaching Labor Day holiday weekend. "Having achieved this 2,000 level, the market is simply taking a pause, catching its breath," said David Lebovitz, global market strategist at JPMorgan Chase.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 6 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS- French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- The Bank of Japan is likely to keep its bullish inflation outlook even as it cuts its economic growth forecast for this fiscal year in an October report, sources said, suggesting that the bank will not ease policy further at least until the end of 2014..

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The euro hit its lowest level in nearly a year against the dollar and euro zone government bond yields fell on Tuesday on growing expectations the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy as soon as next week.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday after recent gains, but that offered little solace to a struggling euro that was pinned down near 19- month lows against the Swiss franc on expectations of a soft inflation reading and more monetary easing.

  • *Gold to rebound to $1,283 before falling again- tech analysis. SINGAPORE, Aug 26- Gold jumped around 1 percent higher on Tuesday after a break above $1,280 an ounce triggered chart-based buying, but gains could be capped by a firmer U.S. dollar and rallies in equities.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday in thin trade as profit-taking accelerated in late trade after the weak yen trend paused, taking a toll on exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as Honda Motor Co and SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,521.22.

  • *Gold to rebound to $1,283 before falling again- tech analysis. SINGAPORE, Aug 26- Gold regained some strength on Tuesday on bargain hunting but still held near its weakest level in two months as a firmer U.S. dollar and rallies in equities undermined the metal's appeal as an alternative investment.

  • JGB yields dip as market tracks Treasuries, Bunds Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:29 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 26- Japanese government bond yields dipped on Tuesday, as the market followed declining yields in U.S. The Ministry of Finance will release the auction results at 0345 GMT. European government bonds have been rallying on expectations the European Central Bank will ease further to revive flagging economic growth.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- The euro stayed plumbed a one-year trough against the dollar on Tuesday as prospects for further easing by the European Central Bank weighed on the currency along with weak eurozone data and the resignation of the French government. Faced with a host of negative factors the euro dropped as low as $1.3178 before limping back to $1.3200.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 5 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.