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  • JGBs rise modestly as Tokyo stocks fall back Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 21- Japanese government bond prices rose modestly on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks dipped after the previous day's surge, taking some of the pressure off the debt market. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.480 percent, creeping back towards an 18- month low of 0.465 percent hit last week when global growth concerns sent equities...

  • *Investors cautiously wait for China's growth figures. *Fujifilm shares advance on Ebola drug announcement. Investors looked past solid advances on Wall Street overnight, where investors were bouyed by hopes of a strong earnings season, and the Tokyo bourse's strong performance on Monday, when the Nikkei posted its biggest daily gain since June 2013.

  • "Market action will largely depend on the release of key economic numbers in China," Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney, said in a note. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade, while Japan's Nikkei stock average drooped about 0.2 percent. Wall Street marked gains overnight despite a...

  • *Dow recovers from IBM earnings miss. NEW YORK, Oct 20- A measure of global equity markets rose on Monday after strong U.S. corporate results lifted Wall Street, despite a quarterly earnings miss from IBM, building on positive sentiment that grew out of a surge in Japanese shares. On Wall Street, IBM shares closed down 7.1 percent at $169.10.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Equity markets worldwide edged higher on Monday, lifted by gains in Japanese shares, while mixed performance in U.S. stocks after IBM's quarterly results disappointed helped keep safe-haven U.S. While European technology shares sagged and the IBM results weighed on the Dow, Japan's Nikkei average surged 4 percent, underpinned by news that...

  • The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, was up 0.3 percent by 1030 GMT, having fallen about 10 percent in four weeks to last week's lows. "U.S. macro data is reassuring, the earnings season has been quite good so far, and we're getting positive news such as Japan's big pension fund boosting its exposure to equities." Japan's $1.2 trillion...

  • The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, was up 0.3 percent by 0821 GMT. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan surged 1.2 percent overnight as an upbeat survey of U.S. consumer sentiment on Friday brought some calm to markets after a week of turbulence. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan index of consumer...

  • TOKYO, Oct 20- Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia on Monday, after solid U.S. data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worried about the health of the world economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan surged 1.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average jumped about 3.7 percent, posting its...

  • *News GPIF raising stock allocation to 25 pct underpins sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's Nikkei share average surged 3.8 percent on Monday afternoon and was on track for its biggest daily rise in more than a year as investors took heart from upbeat U.S. data and as the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. Also underpinning the...

  • Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 11:48 PM ET

    Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 soared 3.3 percent to 15,018.55, helped in part by exporter stocks as the dollar resumed its rise against the yen. South Korea's Kospi was up 1.5 percent at 1,928.95 and Hong...

  • The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment was surprisingly strong in early October, rising to more than a seven-year high. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan surged 1.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average jumped about 3.4 percent, on track to post the biggest daily rise in more than a year and...

  • JGB yields pull back from lows as Tokyo stocks rally Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 10:17 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 20- Japanese government bond yields pulled back from recent lows on Monday as a rally in Tokyo stocks dented demand for safe-haven debt. Market participants still expect the two-year yield to remain near record lows as the Bank of Japan's quantitative easing, through which it buys large amounts of short-term debt, has driven up demand for those...

  • *Risk sentiment in Asia improves after Wall Street rally. The greenback got a further lift against the yen after reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund could boost foreign asset holdings, seen spurring demand for foreign currencies. Taking tips from Friday's rebound on Wall Street, Tokyo's Nikkei, which hit a five-month trough...

  • *Wall Street indexes each gain more than 1 percent on Friday. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment was surprisingly strong in early October, rising to more than a seven-year high. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.6 percent in early trade, and Japan's Nikkei stock average surged about...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, on course to log its sixth straight week of losses with a fall of 0.9 percent so far this week. Germany's DAX is seen starting up to 0.1 percent higher while France's CAC 40 could be 0.3 percent and Britain's FTSE 0.2 percent. A possible recession in Europe, a floundering economy in...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Japanese stocks fell on Friday, capping their worst week in six months as investor fears of slowing global growth trumped relief over a set of upbeat data from the United States. The Nikkei average lost 1.4 percent to close at 14,532.51. Exporter shares underperformed, with Toyota Motor Co slipping 2.5 percent and Panasonic Corp losing 0.9 percent.

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Asian stocks clawed back some of this week's losses on Friday after a solid set of U.S. data calmed turbulence in global financial markets, though underlying worries about slowing world economic growth kept investors on edge. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent, though it is likely to log its sixth...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Asian stocks were tentatively higher on Friday after a solid set of U.S. data calmed turbulence in global financial markets, though underlying worries about slowing world economic growth kept investors on edge. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 0.3 percent from a 4 1/ 2- month low hit the previous day while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • *China lending data beats expectations, lifts Shanghai stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent. Shanghai shares bucked the downtrend and added 0.6 percent after Chinese bank lending data provided a regional bright spot.

  • *China lending data beats expectations, lifts Shanghai stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent. Shanghai shares bucked the downtrend and added 0.6 percent after Chinese bank lending data provided a regional bright spot.