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  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Asian shares extended losses on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the U.S. economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates this year despite an uncertain global outlook. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended its drop and...

  • *Komatsu, Hitachi Construction fall sharply after earnings. TOKYO, Jan 29- Japan's Nikkei average slipped on Thursday in sympathy with falls in Wall Street shares following the Fed's unwavering stance on rate hikes, with construction equipment makers badly hit by disappointing earnings. Still, analysts say the Tokyo market appears to have a firmer support...

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japanese stocks rose to a fresh one-month high on Wednesday as expectations of strong corporate earnings and a weaker yen boosted investor sentiment. Market participants were also buying on expectations that Wall Street shares would recover Tuesday's losses on Wednesday, as U.S. stock futures rebounded during Asian hours.

  • JGBs slip ahead of Fed, superlongs fare better Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:51 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 28- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday as brokers reduced their positions ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy announcement later in the day and as Japanese share prices rebounded from early losses. The 10- year JGB yield rose 2.5 basis points to 0.285 percent, while the five-year yield rose 1.5 basis point to 0.050 percent.

  • *Apple bucks the trend by beating estimates, shares jump. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Jan 28- Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red on Wednesday, while the dollar was on edge following speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session. Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as record sales of its...

  • *Apple bucks the trend by beating estimates, shares jump. SYDNEY, Jan 28- Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red early on Wednesday, while the euro managed a rare rally on speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session. Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as record sales of its...

  • Nikkei hits 1-month high on Greece election relief Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 27- Japanese share prices rose to one-month highs on Tuesday on relief that Greece's election outcome did not roil European financial markets as much as initially feared. The Nikkei rose 1.7 percent to 17,768.30 points, its highest close since late December and extending its recovery from a 2-1/ 2- month low hit on Jan. 16 to 7.1 percent.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. The main European indices were expected to open higher, though foul weather in the United States will curb activity on Wall Street. Other moves were mostly modest and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat on the day.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian share markets were mostly firmer on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities 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...

  • *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...