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  • TOKYO— Greece's foray into the unknown with its rejection of terms set by its international creditors is jolting markets as investors react to looming uncertainties. Elsewhere, Australia's ASX S&P 200 fell 1.4 percent to 5,462.60 shortly after trading began early Monday, while New Zealand's benchmark slipped 0.6 percent to 5,808.75. While Greece's economy...

  • *BOJ Kuroda says Japan exposure to Greece limited. "The direct economic and financial relations between Japan and Greece are limited. But government and Bank of Japan officials have held discussions early this morning "to ensure Japan responds smoothly to any market response as needed, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said in a statement.

  • Rubbing along with robots tackles Abe's double dilemma Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    *Japan capex up 11 pct in Jan-March on prior quarter. TOKYO, July 5- Factory worker Satomi Iwata has new co-workers, a troupe of humanoid automata that are helping to address two of Japan's most pressing concerns- a shortage of labour and a need for growth. The 19 robots, which cost her employer Glory Ltd about 7.4 million yen each, have eye-like sensors and two arms that...

  • TOKYO, July 4- Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam all have strong economic growth potential, and are promising...

  • *Transaction volumes hit record high as Greece defaulted. LONDON, July 2- There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. New customers depositing at least 50 euros with BTCGreece, the only Greece- based bitcoin exchange, open only to Greeks,...

  • *Flooding stalled mining in Chile. MELBOURNE/ TOKYO, July 3- Supply of high quality copper concentrate shrank more than expected in the first half of this year due to output delays in top miner Chile, squeezing the pipeline for metal producers and likely supporting prices later in 2015, traders said. Production from two of four mines in Chile that churn out clean,...

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japanese government bond prices firmed on Friday, tracking firmer Treasuries after a disappointing U.S. employment report raised doubts about whether U.S. interest rates would rise this year. Volume was thin due to caution ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday on its bailout conditions, as well as a U.S. market holiday on Friday to observe...

  • The rout in China's stock markets has wiped out trillions of dollars of market capitalization in Shanghai and Shenzhen's stock markets. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX up 0.2 percent, and France's CAC 40 or 0.3 percent higher. "Some of the stocks which have seen bubbly valuations in China have been the...

  • *Investors cautious ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday. TOKYO, July 3- The dollar stuck around the previous session's levels in Asian trading on Friday, as disappointing U.S. employment data and caution ahead of Greece's referendum on bailout conditions kept the market mood subdued. The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that Greece would...

  • *Fast Retailing slides after June drop in Uniqlo sales. TOKYO, July 3- Japan's Nikkei share average drifted lower on Friday as caution ahead of a Greek national vote over the weekend suppressed investors' appetite for risk, with Fast Retailing Co sliding after it reported a drop in domestic sales. Fast Retailing was down 4 percent after it said on Thursday that...

  • HONG KONG, July 3- Asian stocks fell on Friday as China's stocks plunged and growing caution before Greece's weekend referendum prompted investors to cut risky bets, while disappointing U.S. employment data weighed on the dollar. The rout in China's stock markets has wiped out trillions of dollars of market capitalization in Shanghai and Shenzhen's stock...

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japan's efforts to boost its economy through better corporate governance has drawn foreign investors into its stock markets but with the unintended side-effect of weakening the yen. "With the introduction of corporate governance, Japanese corporations are trying to boost ROE, an important metric for foreign investors," said Kaneo Ogino,...

  • *Stock's dividends a draw in nearly zero-interest Japan. *Some foreign funds have criticized the Japan- only shares. TOKYO, July 2- Toyota Motor Corp set the price for its "Model AA" class shares at the top of its range, as retail investors flocked to the $4 billion issue the world's biggest automaker hopes will secure it longer-term shareholders.

  • LONDON, July 2- The dollar was near a three-week high on Thursday and world stock markets had a delicate feel, as the implication of U.S. jobs data later for a possible Fed rate hike added to Europe's uncertainty over Greece. Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris and Milan opened largely flat having rallied on Wednesday but the mood remained skittish...

  • TOKYO, July 2- Decent demand at a 10- year sale underpinned Japanese government bond prices on Thursday, as yields took their cues from a drop in U.S. The Ministry of Finance's monthly auction of 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs with a coupon of 0.4 percent resulted in a lowest accepted price of 98.89. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday urged Greeks to...

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flash point for Greece. SYDNEY, July 2- The yen dipped in Asian trade on Thursday as the market geared up for a deluge of U.S. data that could back expectations for the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates and briefly steal the spotlight from the Greece's debt crisis. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday urged Greeks to reject...

  • South Korea turns to cheap spot crudes as glut grows Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 1:05 AM ET

    SEOUL, July 2- Refiners in South Korea, the world's fifth-largest crude oil importer, have stepped up spot purchases this year, buying at prices depressed by an oil glut as they run their plants at high rates to catch strong processing margins. "Refining margins are firm thanks to rising demand triggered by weak oil prices, which has supported higher throughput...

  • *MSCI Asia-Ex Japan up 0.4 pct; Shanghai index down 0.9 pct. Shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen have lost a quarter of their market capitalization since the rout began, according to Thomson Reuters data. Broader investor sentiment is also expected to remain cautious in the coming weeks, thanks to growing uncertainty over whether Greece can step back from an...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 15 Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Andrew Gracie speaks at financial services cyber security conference- 0805 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to give opening remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1510 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch to give closing remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1700 GMT.

  • HONG KONG, July 2- Asian shares lost early steadiness and Chinese stocks got off to a weak start on Thursday, while upbeat U.S. economic data helped the dollar gain as investors globally opted for caution due to Greece's standoff with its creditors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.13 percent following yet another weak...