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  • Trade Representative Michael Froman and Japan's economy minister, Akira Amari, held talks that dragged into the pre-dawn hours but were unable to reach an accord on increased exports of U.S. rice to Japan and of Japanese autos and auto parts to the U.S. The talks between Japan and the U.S. are part of negotiations among 12 nations participating in the U.S.-led...

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday after firm liquidity-enhancing auction results helped the market trim earlier modest losses. The finance ministry offered 500 billion yen of off-the-run 10- year and 20- year JGBs on Tuesday in a sale designed to enhance market liquidity. U.S. debt prices fell on Monday as a bounce...

  • *Euro stays on defensive on worries over Greece. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, April 21- The dollar edged higher against its peers on Tuesday, drawing support as the euro was pressured by increasing worries that Greece could default on its debt and eventually exit the single currency. The Greek concerns are keeping traders on the lookout to sell the euro on rallies, said...

  • TOKYO, April 21- The dollar held gains against its peers on Tuesday, drawing support as the euro slid overnight on increasing worries that Greece could default on its debt and eventually exit the single currency. The common currency took a hit after public sector entities in Greece were ordered to transfer idle reserves to the central bank to help alleviate a...

  • WASHINGTON, TOKYO, April 21- Japan's top trade negotiator sounded an optimistic note on Tuesday that he could reach a deal with the United States that is essential to creating a free trade pact covering 12 countries. Japan and the United States have been locked in negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a U.S. proposal that would connect a dozen...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 30 Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of its April policy meeting- 0130 GMT. GENEVA- European Central Bank Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy speaks at the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies- 1630 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson takes part in panel debate- 1115 GMT.

  • TOKYO, April 21- Most Japanese firms see no need for Tokyo to rush to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a Reuters poll found, showing support for the government's stance that it should participate only if governance conditions are met. Below are the questions and answers to the poll conducted April 1-15 for Reuters by Nikkei Research.

  • *Vast majority sees no disadvantages if Japan stays out of AIIB. The plans for the new bank, seen as a significant setback to U.S. efforts to extend its influence in the Asia-Pacific region and balance China's growing financial clout, have put Japan in a quandary. It does not want to alienate Washington, its closest ally, or bolster rival China especially at the...

  • *Euro slips on Greece worries, dollar. NEW YORK, April 20- European and U.S. stocks rose on Monday after China announced economic stimulus measures while the euro fell against the dollar on worries Greece may default. "What's helped the market today is the story about more stimulus in China," said Rick Meckler, President of LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey...

  • Groupon selling controlling stake in Ticket Monster Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:20 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Online daily deal service Groupon is selling its controlling stake in Ticket Monster to a partnership formed by KKR and Anchor Equity Partners for $360 million. Groupon purchased Ticket Monster, a South Korean online ticket seller, in January 2014 from LivingSocial Inc. in a $260 million cash-and-stock transaction. As part of the deal with KKR and...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japan and the United States continued the second of two days of tough trade talks on Monday that could pave the way for a broader trans-Pacific agreement, although Tokyo shrugged off expectations of a bilateral deal in time for a summit next week. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking on an evening news programme in Tokyo, said negotiators...

  • *China move boost Aussie, euro down on Greece worries. LONDON, April 20- Global stock markets had a mixed start to the week on Monday and core bond yields fell as investors juggled Chinese steps to stimulate its slowing economy and a proposed telecoms deal in Europe with growing worries Greece may default. This, in turn, contributed to an early rise in European shares,...

  • TOKYO, April 20- An index of Asian shares slipped on Monday and Chinese stock markets erased earlier sharp gains made after China's central bank boosted banks' lending power by reducing their reserve requirements. Britain's FTSE 100 was seen to open 35 to 36 points higher, or up 0.5 percent; Germany's DAX to open 23 to 25 points higher, or up 0.2 percent; and France's...

  • US, Japan talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    TOKYO— The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal, U.S. The talks between Japan and the U.S. are part of negotiations among 12 nations participating in the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership, which eventually aims to create a free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific...

  • *China shares rise after Beijing cuts banks' reserve requirements. TOKYO, April 20- Stock markets in China and Japan rose on Monday after Beijing's latest stimulus to shore up the world's second-largest economy underpinned sentiment and helped limit losses across the rest of Asia. "There's no need for markets to worry too much because of the weakness in global...

  • Japan, US talks seeking compromise on farm, auto trade Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:48 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's top trade negotiator is meeting with U.S. Economy minister Akira Amari, Japan's top trade negotiator, described the talks, which began late Sunday as "extremely severe." The talks between Japan and the U.S. are part of negotiations among 12 nations participating in the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership, which eventually aims to create a free trade...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japan's top government spokesman said on Monday Tokyo will tackle difficult issues, which working-level talks did not solve, in talks about a two-way trade deal with the United States. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the comment after the two nations kicked off the second day of two-day trade talks on Monday that could pave the way...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 19- When he heard angry screams and the hammering of hatchets on the door of his shack last week, Malawian Folias Sakai thought he was about to become the eighth person to be killed in anti-immigrant attacks that have swept South Africa this month. Instead Sakai managed to escape the mob by scrambling over the metal rooftop of his shack in a...

  • Japan's ANA Holdings to buy stake in Skymark Airlines Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    ANA's investment comes after Skymark filed for bankruptcy in January. Skymark agreed a 9 billion yen deal with Integral earlier this year and has been seeking other parties to help it turn the business around. Integral and ANA have made agreements on matters including the eventual relisting of Skymark and sustaining the number of employees, the sources said.

  • Cramer: Adios! When to walk away from a stock Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    Jim Cramer shares with investors how to recognize signals of when to fold. Could it be time to walk away?