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TOKYO, Dec 13- The Nikkei stock average seesawed on Friday after a three-day run of losses, though traders said renewed weakness in the yen against the dollar following strong U.S. retail sales data should offer support to the market.
SINGAPORE, Dec 13- The currency carry trade is making a slow comeback in Asia although, unlike its popular pre-crisis version, punters are more selective in their investment targets for fear that market volatility could leave them with losses.
*Major developed world stocks set to slow- analysts. *Emerging stocks to have better year in 2014. LONDON, Dec 12- This year's rocketing gains for major developed world stock indexes will taper off in 2014, according to a Reuters poll that showed better days ahead for struggling emerging markets.
TOKYO, Dec 12- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved on Thursday a $53 billion extra budget for the current fiscal year to fund stimulus steps announced last week aimed at offsetting the blow from a planned increase in the national sales tax.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 12- The yen retreated toward recent lows against the dollar and the euro in Asia on Thursday, failing to capitalise on a small bounce as markets positioned for a possible scaling back of the Federal Reserve's stimulus as early as next week.
*Tokyo's Nikkei heads for third straight daily fall. TOKYO, Dec 12- Asian shares slipped to a 2-1/ 2 month low on Thursday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve may act sooner than later to unwind its stimulus after a provisional budget deal in Washington eased some of the fiscal drag on the U.S. economy.
*Nitto Denko nosedives after cutting forecast. TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped 1.4 percent to a one-week low on Thursday morning, led The Nikkei shed 223.11 points to 15,291.95 in mid-morning trade after hitting a low of 15,288.91, the weakest since last Friday.
TOKYO, Dec 12- Japanese government bond prices were steady to firmer on Thursday, helped by a fall in Tokyo share prices as well as structural support from the Bank of Japan's massive bond buying. The market is also bolstered by the BOJ's two-year asset purchase scheme, in which it buys more than 7 trillion yen of JGBs every month.
*Tokyo's Nikkei heads for third straight daily fall. TOKYO, Dec 12- Asian shares slipped to a four-week low on Thursday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve may act sooner than later to unwind its stimulus after a provisional budget deal in Washington eased some of the fiscal drag on the U.S. economy.
*Tokyo's Nikkei seen heading for third straight daily fall. TOKYO, Dec 12- Asian shares slipped to a four-week low on Thursday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve may act sooner than later to unwind its stimulus after a provisional budget deal in Washington eased some of the fiscal drag on the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases business inventories for October, 10 a.m..
*European shares, dollar flat after Asia, Wall Street slip. LONDON, Dec 11- Financial markets gave a cautious thumbs-up on Wednesday to a provisional budget deal that could prevent the U.S. government from shutting down in the coming months. News that U.S. budget negotiators had reached a two-year agreement couldn't overcome the year-end blues in Asia.
*Taiwan, Singapore beat out Hong Kong due to space constraints. CHANGHUA, Taiwan, Dec 11- Google Inc opened its first two data centres in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India.
TOKYO, Dec 11- Japanese government bond prices were slightly higher on Wednesday against a backdrop of moderately firmer U.S. Treasuries overnight and weaker Tokyo stocks. Buying by the Bank of Japan also lent support.
*No immediate reaction to budget deal in Washington. TOKYO, Dec 11- The dollar wobbled near a six-week low against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, hurt by the perception the Federal Reserve is in no hurry to trim its monetary stimulus.
*No immediate reaction to budget deal in Washington. TOKYO, Dec 11- The dollar wobbled near a six-week low against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, hampered by a growing view that the Federal Reserve needs more positive economic data before it decides to start reducing its monetary stimulus.
TOKYO, Dec 11- During the early days of "Abenomics," U.S. businesses were optimistic they could convince Japan's government to make a small change to the nation's tight immigration rules to let more household helpers into the country.
Uechi and other workers in that group from Okinawa said they had been recruited by Token Kogyo, an unregistered broker, and passed on to work under the direction of Tec, which reported to Taisei Corp, according to Uechi and other workers.
*Japan purchases of Canada grade up about 40 pct y/y in Apr-Nov. TOKYO, Dec 10- Japan snapped up Canadian wheat for making bread and noodles in a surprise tender that closed on Tuesday, ramping up purchases from the North American nation as its prices fall on bumper harvests.
*China data reassures investors worried about slowdown. European shares appeared to be headed for a steady open, with financial spreadbetters predicting both Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to open flat and Britain's FTSE 100 to fall as much as 0.1 percent.