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  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Asian shares extended losses on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the U.S. economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates this year despite an uncertain global outlook. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended its drop and...

  • *Komatsu, Hitachi Construction fall sharply after earnings. TOKYO, Jan 29- Japan's Nikkei average slipped on Thursday in sympathy with falls in Wall Street shares following the Fed's unwavering stance on rate hikes, with construction equipment makers badly hit by disappointing earnings. Still, analysts say the Tokyo market appears to have a firmer support...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FAIRFAX, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on "Advancing Macroprudential Policy Objectives" before the Office of Financial Research and Financial Stability Oversight Council 4th Annual Conference: Evaluating Macroprudential Tools: Complementarities and Conflicts "- 1745 GMT. SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve...

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's leading independent budget airline Skymark Airlines Inc filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday, blaming a weak yen and a dispute with Airbus Group for its financial straits. "The company, believing the demands for breach-of-contract payments were unreasonable, attempted to negotiate a reduction in the payments with...

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining- even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year. While operating profit still grew nearly 50 percent in October-December from a year earlier, the third quarter is...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Singapore Exchange Ltd's chief executive said on Wednesday he is looking to emulate the much-heralded Stock Connect link between Hong Kong and Shanghai by formally linking together Southeast Asian bourses. He wants a fledgling link between stock broking houses in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, known as the Association of Southeast...

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Struggling Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co warned it won't make its annual operating profit target due to slack sales of its 3 DS handheld game consoles, though the yen's current weakness means overseas sales will boost net profit. Reporting a return to profit in the nine months ended December, Osaka- based Nintendo on Wednesday halved...

  • Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:34 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales. Nintendo Co., the Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and Super Mario video games, said Wednesday profit for the nine months ended December 2014, totaled 59.52 billion yen, up from...

  • Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:52 AM ET

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand— The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. That this latest addition to the global beauty and wellness craze— snail facials— should surface in the hills of northern Thailand is only natural. The two young Thai women reclining next to me at Chiang Mai's Snail Spa sang the...

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • Cramer: Avoid the whiners, Apple wasn't crying! Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    Wine is for drinking! Not for companies to complain. Jim Cramer advises sticking with domestic winners.

  • *Markets giving Greece benefit of the doubt for now. The euro rose as much as 0.9 percent to trade at $1.13455, lifting it further from an 11- year trough of $1.1098 reached on Monday, when it became clear that Greece had voted in a new anti-bailout government. Investors are hopeful that the left-wing Syriza party leader, Alexis Tsipras, is willing to negotiate,...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 27- U.S. exports of condensate have been given an important boost after pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners LP agreed annual contracts with at least two major trading companies to sell the light crude, trade sources said. Oil producers have been pressing to lift a 40- year-old U.S. ban on crude exports and the Department of Commerce...

  • TOKYO— The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji." "We want Kenji to come home," said Taku Nishimae, a Japanese filmmaker living in New York, who started the "I am Kenji" Facebook page, right after seeing last...

  • *Markets giving Greece benefit of the doubt for now. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Jan 27- The euro steadied versus the dollar on Tuesday, after having bounced off an 11- year trough the previous day as investors decided to take profits on extremely bearish positions. Given that the euro had slid by about five U.S. cents in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision last...

  • Toyota's move to merit-based pay is right: Pro  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 8:38 PM ET

    Karl Brauer, Senior Director, Insights at Kelley Blue Book, discusses news that Toyota Motor is changing the way it pays factory workers, in a bid to attract young talent.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- The euro rebounded on Monday as investors took advantage of steep losses sustained during two days of dramatic selling, with the final push down to a fresh 11- year low coming after elections in Greece put an anti-austerity government in power. Greece elected, as expected, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras of the anti-bailout Syriza party.

  • FOREX-Euro ricochets off lows following Greek vote Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 26- The euro rebounded on Monday as investors took advantage of steep losses from two days of dramatic selling, with the final push down to a fresh 11- year low coming after the results of elections in Greece put an anti-austerity government in power. Greece elected, as expected, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras of the anti-bailout Syriza party.

  • FOREX-Euro steadies despite Greek worries Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 26- The euro regained a foothold in early deals in London on Monday, investors choosing to take some profit on two days of dramatic losses after the results of elections in Greece sent the single currency to an 11- year low. Dealers and analysts in London said the most likely next move was still down but that the European Central Bank's announcement of...

  • *Euro hits 11- year low in knee-jerk reaction to Greece vote. *Investors see limited fallout from Greece in longer term. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to an 11- year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with...