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  • 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.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 25- The dollar marched higher against the euro and yen on Monday as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan, giving a lift to Tokyo stocks in the process.

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Tokyo stocks rebounded on Monday morning, spurred by gains for exporters as the yen weakened to a seven-month low against the dollar after a gathering of central bankers underlined the diverging paths of interest rates in Japan and the United States. rose 0.2 percent to 15,569.57 points.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 25- Shanghai copper hit its highest in around seven weeks on Monday, underpinned by steady consumer demand as the slow summer season fades, while London markets were shut for a bank holiday. *The most-traded October copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged up 0.3 percent to 50,710 yuan a tonne.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 25- The dollar marched higher against the euro and yen on Monday as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan, giving a lift to Tokyo stocks in the process.

  • Yen at 107? This expert says it's possible     Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    After disappointing second quarter growth data, Toby Lawson, Managing Director at Newedge, says the Japanese yen will need to depreciate further to drive exports and in turn fuel growth.

  • What could rock markets in the week ahead     Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the key market movers in Asia this week.

  • NAGOYA, Japan/ TOKYO, Aug 24- When a Japanese carmaker issued a tender for shock absorbers a few years ago for a model it planned to sell in Indonesia, two suppliers came back with bids that were "so obviously coordinated," said an executive at the automaker.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 5 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, United States- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Central Bank of Brazil Governor Alexandre Antonio Tombini take part in a panel discussion on "Labor markets and monetary policy" at Kansas Fed's annual Jackson Hole symposium.