With key economic data showing signs of improvement, Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist at CIMB, says Japan may finally be on the right track of recovery.» Read More
*Copper, oil hit by China, stronger US jobs knocks gold. LONDON, March 10- World stocks paused near a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.
Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, and Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, discuss the strength of the Japanese economic recovery.
Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 would open as much as 0.06 percent higher, Germany's DAX up 0.13 percent and France's CAC 40 add as much as 0.18 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 1.4 percent, and Tokyo's Nikkei stock average shed 1.0 percent, retreating from Friday's six-week high.
Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of Destination Wealth Management, says Abenomics is Japan's "only hope" to pull the economy out of its "deflationary slide".
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, discusses Japan's fourth-quarter economic growth data for 2013, which saw a disappointing on-year growth of 0.7 percent.
TOKYO, March 10- Japan's economic recovery suffered a blow at the end of last year and the current account deficit ballooned to a record in January, raising fears of a stumble in the world's third-largest economy as activity wilts ahead of a sales tax increase in April.
*China data trumps impact of U.S. jobs data-strategist. *Aussie under pressure after China data, particularly against yen. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 10- The yen gained on Monday as weak China data fuelled worries about an economic slowdown, while downbeat Japanese figures underscored the drawbacks of a weaker currency.
Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO of Jevons Global, explains his pessimistic view on Abenomics.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets, analyzes Japan's disappointing fourth-quarter economic growth data for 2013.
*Lack of Japan structural reforms frustrates investors. TOKYO, March 10- Japanese shares slipped from a five-week high on Monday morning as disappointing Chinese trade data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine prompted investors to lock in recent gains.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses Japan's below-view fourth-quarter economic growth data and record current account deficit for January.
LONDON, March 9- Europe's and Asia's industrial health will be closely watched in the coming week for an indication of how solid- or weak- a footing the global economy was on at the start of the year.
TOKYO, March 9- A Japan Airlines- operated Boeing 787 made an emergency landing at Honolulu Airport after oil pressure in its right engine dropped, the Japanese carrier said. The two-engined jetliner en route to San Francisco from Tokyo diverted to Honolulu, landing at 1343 local time Saturday with 160 passengers on board, a spokesman for JAL said.
PARIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser participates in the Global Interdependence Center "Monetary Policy& Banks and the Rise of Global Protectionism" conference in Paris, France- 0945 GMT.
TOKYO _ GDP revision, Bank of Japan policy meeting begins. WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January, 10 a.m. Eastern; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for January, 10 a.m..
CBS said Thursday that Whitaker will begin on the Sunday night show this fall. Whitaker, 62, has reported for most of CBS' newscasts and contributed profiles on the likes of Barbra Streisand, Norman Lear and Mike Tyson to " Sunday Morning.
*Gold heads for 2 percent weekly gain on Ukraine. LONDON, March 7- Gold edged lower on Friday, as investors marked time ahead of a U.S. jobs report, but the metal was on track for a fifth straight week of gains on support from a weaker dollar and tensions in Ukraine. Gold futures for April delivery were down 0.2 percent at $1,348.90 an ounce.
Jeremy Bonney, editor and product manager at CoinDesk, expects more "formal guidance" on bitcoin to be issued by governments this year and discusses the future of the virtual currency.
*Ukraine tensions rumble on, gold heads for weekly gains. With the tussle between Ukraine and the West and Russia over Crimea expected to drag on, investors turned their focus to non-farm payrolls due at 1330 GMT, though there was a sense they would still be distorted by the recent icy U.S. weather.
TOKYO, March 7- A week after the collapse of Mt. Gox, Japan is still struggling to craft a response to the bitcoin phenomenon, saying the crypto-currency is not legal tender, though it might be taxable and subject to money-laundering controls. The issue took on new prominence in Japan on Feb. 28, when Mt.