• Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    TOKYO— At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. It's better than the original, said Toshifumi Shimizu of Tokyo Laboratory Co., the studio that undertook the painstaking effort.

  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:28 AM ET

    TOKYO— The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

  • Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    TOKYO— Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard& Poor's 500, though gains were modest and Japan and Hong Kong lost ground after early advances. Benchmarks in mainland China, India, Taiwan and Southeast Asia were higher.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 6 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS- French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- The Bank of Japan is likely to keep its bullish inflation outlook even as it cuts its economic growth forecast for this fiscal year in an October report, sources said, suggesting that the bank will not ease policy further at least until the end of 2014..

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The euro hit its lowest level in nearly a year against the dollar and euro zone government bond yields fell on Tuesday on growing expectations the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy as soon as next week.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday after recent gains, but that offered little solace to a struggling euro that was pinned down near 19- month lows against the Swiss franc on expectations of a soft inflation reading and more monetary easing.

  • *Gold to rebound to $1,283 before falling again- tech analysis. SINGAPORE, Aug 26- Gold jumped around 1 percent higher on Tuesday after a break above $1,280 an ounce triggered chart-based buying, but gains could be capped by a firmer U.S. dollar and rallies in equities.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday in thin trade as profit-taking accelerated in late trade after the weak yen trend paused, taking a toll on exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as Honda Motor Co and SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,521.22.

  • *Gold to rebound to $1,283 before falling again- tech analysis. SINGAPORE, Aug 26- Gold regained some strength on Tuesday on bargain hunting but still held near its weakest level in two months as a firmer U.S. dollar and rallies in equities undermined the metal's appeal as an alternative investment.

  • JGB yields dip as market tracks Treasuries, Bunds Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:29 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 26- Japanese government bond yields dipped on Tuesday, as the market followed declining yields in U.S. The Ministry of Finance will release the auction results at 0345 GMT. European government bonds have been rallying on expectations the European Central Bank will ease further to revive flagging economic growth.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- The euro stayed plumbed a one-year trough against the dollar on Tuesday as prospects for further easing by the European Central Bank weighed on the currency along with weak eurozone data and the resignation of the French government. Faced with a host of negative factors the euro dropped as low as $1.3178 before limping back to $1.3200.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 5 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950 s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning thousands.

  • Sony PlayStation network KO'ed by cyberattack Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Separately, a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was diverted to Phoenix while the online attack was happening.

  • Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    TOKYO— Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-road vehicle that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a firmer dollar on Monday after the head of the European Central Bank said he was prepared to take action if inflation dropped further, raising expectations of quantitative easing.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Aug 25- Sony Corp said hackers had taken down its PlayStation Network without compromising its 53 million users' personal data, while the FBI was investigating a bomb scare on a flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States. Sony said on Monday it was still trying to restore access to its gaming network after the attack on Sunday.

  • Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan can offer favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corp., at any time at the request of the World Health Organization.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Aug 25- The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a broadly firmer dollar on Monday after comments from the head of the European Central Bank raised prospects of more policy easing as early as next week. The common currency skidded to $1.3185 in early trade, its lowest since September 2013, from around $1.3246 late in New York on Friday.