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  • TOKYO, Sept 11- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to an eight-month high on Thursday as the weak yen lifted sentiment and a meeting between the central bank governor and prime minister boosted expectations of additional easing in the long-term.

  • TOKYO, Sept 11- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near eight-month high on Thursday morning as the weak yen lifted sentiment ahead of a meeting later in the day between the central bank governor and prime minister fuelled expectations for additional easing.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stock prices fell on Wednesday on growing bets the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates faster than previously thought, while anxiety over whether Scotland might break off from the United Kingdom unnerved investors in Europe, hurting sterling and boosting the dollar.

  • Nikkei rises as yen plumbs 6-year lows Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's Nikkei share average closed higher on Wednesday, erasing earlier losses after the yen plumbed its weakest levels for six years against the dollar, which lifted exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Panasonic Corp. The Nikkei closed 0.3 percent higher to 15,788.78, moving close to a seven-month high of 15,829.38 hit last week.

  • Some of the regional tech shares took a hit after Apple Inc stock fell as the initial excitement over its announcement of new products including a watch, larger iPhones and a mobile payment service, quickly evaporated. Japan's Nikkei dropped 0.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 1.1 percent.

  • *Apple suppliers fall after its shares ended lower in U.S. TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning after U.S. stocks wilted on fears that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates earlier than expected, while Apple Inc suppliers were weaker after its shares dropped.

  • *U.S. crude for October delivery had risen 19 cents to $92.94 by 0034 GMT, after gaining 9 cents the day before to end declines over the previous three sessions. *Brent crude rose 28 cents to $99.44, snapping a four-day losing streak after it settled down $1.04 on Tuesday at $99.16, the lowest closing price since April 2013.

  • *Apple gadget frenzy to dominate Wall Street trading. LONDON, Sept 9- A robust dollar swept to a 14- month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in emerging markets.

  • TOKYO, Sept 9- Japanese stocks edged up on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 percent higher to 15,749.15, moving close to its seven-month high of 15,829.38 hit last week.

  • TOKYO, Sept 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose modestly on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. Honda gained 1.2 percent and Sony added 1.3 percent, while Advantest Corp advanced 2.5 percent.

  • *Most European shares sag as FTSE leads way lower. LONDON, Sept 8- Sterling fell to a 10- month low while British shares and government bonds showed strains on Monday, as a poll put the campaign for Scotland to split from the rest of the UK in the lead for the first time-- just 10 days before the final vote.

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Japanese stocks edged up on Monday in choppy trade as weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data spurred hopes that U.S. interest rates will stay low, while Rakuten Inc tumbled on news of a deal to buy a U.S. rebate site operator.

  • Asian stocks meander after mixed China trade data Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 11:11 PM ET

    Stock benchmarks rose in Indonesia and the Philippines while Singapore fell. ALI-BUSTER: China's Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion from its upcoming share sale, which would be the largest initial public offering ever.

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Asian shares edged down on Monday, taking little comfort from mixed Chinese trade data, while sterling's decline after a poll showed rising support for Scottish independence helped bolster the dollar.

  • *SoftBank rises on news Alibaba's IPO price seen $60- $66/ share. *Rakuten falls on worries about recent hefty capital spending. TOKYO, Sept 8- Japanese stocks were modestly higher in choppy early trade on Monday, as mixed signals from China trade numbers and soft Japanese and U.S. data checked investors' risk appetite.

  • TOKYO, Sept 5- Japanese government bond yields rose to six-week highs on Friday as weaker U.S. Treasuries and firmer Tokyo stocks dampened bond market sentiment. Treasury yields rose overnight after German bund yields made an about-turn and edged up despite the European Central Bank's surprise monetary easing.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro dip ahead of ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *MSCI ex-Japan Asia shares retreat from 7- year high. LONDON, Sept 4- A month-long march higher for European and Asian stock markets stalled on Thursday on concerns the European Central Bank will do nothing immediate at its meeting later in the day to address a deteriorating economic outlook.

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Japanese stocks fell on Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak as most investors took profits from the recent gains after they quickly priced in the Bank of Japan's decision to maintain its massive monetary stimulus and its upbeat view on the economy.

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Japanese stocks were steady on Thursday morning, hovering around a seven-month high as most investors kept to the sidelines ahead of the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting.

  • Oil futures on both sides of the Atlantic rose by more than $2 a barrel on Wednesday, moving away from multi-month lows as the prospect of peace talks over Ukraine and strong U.S. economic data raised demand expectations. *U.S. crude for October delivery was down 32 cents at $95.22 a barrel by 0055 GMT.