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  • Toyota recalls more cars for air bag problems Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    TOKYO— Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and officials are investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls. Toyota's recall for driver-side air bags is the latest in the widening safety problems related to Takata Corp. air bags.

  • *Daihatsu joins list of car makers in Takata recalls. TOKYO, Nov 27- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained. Toyota's action follows a recall by rival Honda Motor Co for the same...

  • Asian shares meander as China data disappoints Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    TOKYO— Asian shares meandered Thursday as data showed a drop in Chinese industrial profits, but expectations for further stimulus moves from China and Europe helped to limit losses. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 1,987.13 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was nearly unchanged at 5,398.30. THE QUOTE: "Equities continue to consolidate recent...

  • FOREX-Dollar dips versus yen, Aussie climbs on upbeat data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 27- The dollar edged down against the yen on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite for the greenback. The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 117.555 yen, continuing its slow retreat from a seven-year high of 118.98 struck a week ago. Thanksgiving, "said Junichi Ishikawa, a market analyst at IG...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. Shares in Takata plunged as much as 7.9...

  • TOKYO, Nov 27- The dollar edged down against the yen and euro in early trade on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite for the greenback. The dollar was down 0.1 percent at 117.63 yen, continuing its slow retreat from a seven-year high of 118.98 struck a week ago. The euro stood little changed at...

  • Outlook for 2015: All about the Fed     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at JP Morgan, says the divergence of global monetary policy on expectations of a Fed rate hike will be the key theme next year.

  • Japanese firm to build rail cars near Los Angeles Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    The county Metropolitan Transportation Authority said at least 150 jobs will be created when Kinkisharyo International of Osaka retrofits an existing manufacturing facility in Palmdale. Two years ago, Kinkisharyo won an $890 million contract to build 175 rail cars for Metro and said it would move some manufacturing from Japan to Palmdale.

  • Bitcoin exchange Kraken to help in Mt. Gox bankruptcy Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 26- U.S. bitcoin exchange operator Payward Inc said on Wednesday it will work on retrieving some millions of dollars lost by Tokyo- based Mt. Gox's Tokyo- court appointed trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi with investigating where the missing bitcoins are, along with eventually redistributing any found to creditors as part of a liquidation.

  • *Crude oil stabilises before Thursday's OPEC summit. TOKYO, Nov 26- European shares pushed higher on Wednesday, bolstered by the prospect of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and as upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook. The pan-European FTSEurofirst index of leading blue-chip companies has...

  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, Nov 26- A Bank of Japan board member who voted for last month's huge monetary expansion defended the move on Wednesday, saying that failing to act would have cast doubt on the bank's determination to hit its price goal and undermined its credibility. Having deployed "the maximum scale of stimulus possible," the BOJ can now wait to see how much the...

  • *Crude oil extends losses ahead of Thursday's OPEC summit. Oil prices were also under pressure as major oil producing nations failed to agree on curbs to output ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.4 percent.

  • BOJ leaves door open for more easing: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.

  • FOREX-Dollar marks time ahead of holiday, U.S. data Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    *Position squaring keeps greenback penned ahead of Thanksgiving. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 26- The dollar edged lower against the yen on Wednesday but mostly stuck to recent ranges ahead of the U.S. "People are just squaring up ahead of the holiday," said Bart Wakabayashi, head of forex at State Street in Tokyo.

  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, Nov 26- A Bank of Japan board member who voted for last month's huge monetary expansion programme said that failing to act would have cast doubt on the bank's determination to hit its price goal and undermined its credibility. Sayuri Shirai, one of the two academics who held casting votes in last month's close-call decision, said she initially...

  • Commodity deflation to hurt these economies     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:12 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Vice President at Delta Economics, says commodity deflation in countries like Germany and China is worrying.

  • Why the long Japan trade is still hot     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:09 PM ET

    Riad Younes, Co-founder at R Squared Capital Management. explains why he's expecting higher dividends and earnings in Japan ahead.

  • Crude oil extends losses ahead of Thursday's OPEC summit. Oil prices were also under pressure as major oil producing nations failed to agree on curbs to output ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent.

  • OECD: More fiscal stimulus could help Japan     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Randall Jones, Head of Japan/Korea Desk at OECD, warns that Japan needs a detailed and credible fiscal consolidation plan.

  • *Oil falls after talks with non- OPEC producers yield no cuts. Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel to near four-year lows after a meeting between OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with non- OPEC producers Russia and Mexico resulted in no deal to curb output to counter a 30 percent slump in prices since June. OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday.