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  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian shares moved higher on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European markets had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for caution as the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Japanese stocks dropped on Monday as an anti-austerity party won Greece's general election, sparking fears of fresh instability in the euro zone and dampening investor risk appetite. In the thinnest trade since Jan 5, the Nikkei benchmark closed down 0.3 percent at 17,468.52. Trading house Marubeni Corp closed down 4.7 percent after tumbling in...

  • *Euro hits 11- year low in knee-jerk reaction to Greece vote. *Investors see limited fallout from Greece in longer term. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to an 11- year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6 percent to 17,402.97 and South Korea's Kospi was down 0.2 percent at 1,935.40.

  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Japanese stocks fell on Monday as a resounding election win for Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party raised the prospect of conflict with the country's international lenders, dampening investors' appetite for risk. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras will likely be sworn in on Monday as prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed...

  • *Greece vote results stokes fresh concerns of instability in Europe. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to near an 11- year low and U.S. stock futures fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. Syriza leader Alexis...

  • Tracking the tailwinds in Japanese markets  Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, outlines how global risk events like the political upheaval in Greece could move Japan's benchmark index and the yen.

  • *Euro slumps towards $1.11 to 11- year low, bond yields reach new lows. LONDON, Jan 23- The European Central Bank's plan to pump out about 1 trillion euros to revive the euro zone economy put stocks in the region on track for their best week since 2011 but hammered the shared currency. Oil prices rose on hopes for a boost to global growth from the ECB's landmark move,...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Stocks and bonds surged worldwide and the euro sank to an 11- year-low on Friday, the day after the European Central Bank announced a quantitative easing plan. Oil rose following the death of the king of Saudi Arabia. Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index responded with a 1.4 percent gain to 1,474 points, a seven-year high.

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near one-month high on Friday as investors' risk appetite was buoyed after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to help revive the region's economy and stave off deflation. The Nikkei ended 1.1 percent higher at 17,511.75 points, the highest closing level since Dec. 29.

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian stocks extended a global rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying stimulus programme that buoyed investors' risk appetite, drove bonds higher and kept the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Spreadbetters expect Europe to retain the previous session's sunny mood, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up by...

  • *Yaskawa jumps after raising profit, dividend forecasts. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near three-week high on Friday morning as risk sentiment was buoyed after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to help revive the region's economy and stave off deflation. ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would...

  • *Euro struggles against peers after ECB, Greece next in focus. TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian equities extended a global equities rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a bond-buying stimulus drive in a landmark move that buoyed investor risk appetite, drove bonds higher and left the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Crude oil prices jumped after Saudi...

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude jumps $1 after death of Saudi King Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:17 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 23- U.S. crude futures jumped around $1 on Friday after Saudi Arabia announced that King Abdullah had died and his successor, Salman, moved quickly to name his own heir to rule the world's biggest oil exporter. *U.S. crude for March delivery was up $1.05, or 2.2 percent, at $47.36 a barrel by 0016 GMT. *Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his...

  • ECB planned bond buys reported at 50 billion euros a month. TOKYO, Jan 22- Asian shares held near eight-week highs on Thursday as investors bet on the likely size and scope of a bond-buying programme the European Central Bank is poised to unveil later in the day as it attempts to revive the flagging euro zone economy. Britain's FTSE was forecast to open flat,...

  • TOKYO, Jan 22- Asian shares rose to near eight-week highs on Thursday as investors bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying stimulus programme later in the day in an attempt to revive the flagging euro zone economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percen, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was flat.

  • Nikkei flat as investors stay on sidelines before ECB Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    *Unicharm hits record high on strong profit report. TOKYO, Jan 22- Japanese shares were flat in choppy trade as the market digested expectations the European Central Bank will unveil new stimulus measures at its meeting later on Thursday, while a pause in the weak yen kept investors sidelined. Greece faces an early national election after its parliament...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday as investors took profits from the sharp rises in the past two sessions, while expectations that the European Central Bank will unveil stimulus measures on Thursday limited losses. The Bank of Japan cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast and expanded a loan scheme aimed at boosting lending, and as...

  • *Gold hits 5- month high. TOKYO, Jan 21- Asian shares held firm and the euro stayed under pressure on Wednesday as investors counted on the European Central Bank to unveil a stimulus drive, while the yen jumped after the Bank of Japan left policy unchanged. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.1 percent to hit its highest level in six...

  • *Index-heavy Fast Retailing and SoftBank together take off hefty points from Nikkei. TOKYO, Jan 21- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday as investors pocketed gains from the sharp rises in the past two sessions, but expectations that the European Central Bank will unveil stimulus measures this week limited losses. Index-heavy Fast Retailing Co and...