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
*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.
*ECB disappoints bears, euro seen rising to $1.40. LONDON, March 7- The euro's raced to fresh 2014 highs against the dollar on Friday with more gains likely if a key U.S. jobs report reflects the soft patch the world's largest economy has hit due to the cold weather.
TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, March 7- The euro held steady near a two-month high against the dollar on Friday, pausing in the wake of a European Central Bank inspired rally, as trade turned cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data.
TOKYO, March 7- Asian stocks rose on Friday, buoyed by Wall Street's gains the previous day, but investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report later in the session.
TOKYO, March 7- Japan's government said it was not yet fully apprised of the situation around bitcoins, showing it was still struggling to determine its approach to the virtual currency a week after the collapse of Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt.
*Dollar firm versus yen, Ukraine wariness seen capping gains. TOKYO, March 7- The euro hovered near a two-month high against the dollar early on Friday following a relief rally when the European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged. The euro stood at $1.3860, within a stone's throw of a two-month peak of $1.3873 hit on Thursday just after the ECB decision.
HOUSTON, United States- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks before the HIS CERAWeek 2014 conference in Houston, Texas- 1730 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the economy and local conditions before community and business leaders- 1700 GMT.