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  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday as investors held out hope for more robust growth after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delayed a tax hike and called an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his aggressive policies to shore up the economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a touch lower while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.6...

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Japanese stocks had their biggest gain in two weeks on Tuesday as investors waited to see if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election and consider fresh steps to support the economy after it slipped into recession in the third quarter. The Nikkei benchmark closed 2.2 percent higher at 17,344.06, the biggest daily percentage gain since...

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Asian stocks sagged on Tuesday amid profit taking in Hong Kong and Chinese markets, while Tokyo shares rebounded on expectations that Japan will opt for a snap election that may lead to fresh stimulus measures. Spreadbetters saw a slightly higher start for Europe in the wake of Japan's rebound, forecasting Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and...

  • Asia stocks down as China property, Japan weighed Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    A positive outlook from homebuilders and encouraging news from Japan and Germany also helped lift markets. "We've gotten good news on all of the worries since mid-October and we had much better-than-expected earnings," said Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones. Developments in Japan, whose economy slipped into recession in the third quarter,...

  • A day after shock data showing Japan slipping into recession had rattled financial markets, Japan's Nikkei rose 1.7 percent, erasing about a half of Monday's 3.0 percent fall. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to announce later in the day that he is calling a snap election, banking on the ruling Liberal Democrat Party trouncing a weak opposition to reaffirm...

  • *Sony soars to highest since April 2011 on strong mid-term plan. TOKYO, Nov 18- Japanese stocks bounced sharply on Tuesday morning as investors waited to see if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election and consider fresh measures to support the economy after it slipped into recession in the third quarter. Sony Corp stole the spotlight, soaring 5.8...

  • A day after shock data showing Japan slipping into recession had rattled financial markets, Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent in early trade, erasing about a half of its 3.0 percent fall the previous day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat. Japan's economy shrank an annualised 1.6 percent in July-September after a 7.3 percent...

  • *Brent falls toward $78 as Japanese growth stalls. NEW YORK, Nov 17- Oil prices fell and global equity markets were mixed on Monday after news that Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter renewed concerns about the world economy, but merger activity and comment about European stimulus capped declines. Brent oil initially fell more than $1...

  • US stocks edge lower following drop in Japan Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are mostly lower in midday trading following a sharp drop in Japan overnight. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei stock index sank 3 percent following news that the country unexpectedly slid into recession. Oil fell 56 cents to $75.26 a barrel in New York.

  • US stocks open lower following drop in Japan Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading following a sharp drop in Japan overnight. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei stock index sank 3 percent following news that the country unexpectedly slid into recession in the third quarter of the year. The price of oil fell 96 cents to $74.94 a barrel in New York.

  • Japan's recession hits Nikkei     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors, discusses the root causes of Japan's recession and its impact on global markets.

  • *Shock Japan GDP data hits stocks in Asia, Europe. *Wall Street set to open lower. LONDON, Nov 17- Data showing Japan slipped into recession in the third quarter raised concerns on Monday about global economic health, hitting stocks and the price of oil.

  • Has Abenomics failed?     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital president, and Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, discuss whether Japan's economic woes will spread globally.

  • *Shock Japan GDP data hits stocks in Asia, Europe. LONDON, Nov 17- Shares fell and the oil price slid on Monday after data showed Japan had slipped into recession, raising concerns about global growth. It also shaved $1 off the price of Brent crude oil and sent ripples across Europe, where the FTSEurofirst 300 pan-European share index was down 0.3 percent.

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Tokyo stocks suffered their biggest one-day slump since August on Monday after Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession, prompting investors to book profits from recent gains. Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank an annualised 1.6 percent in the third quarter, following a sharp contraction between April and June caused by a hike in...

  • Japan stocks rise on hopes for new stimulus Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    The latest milestone for the S&P 500 came on a day when the major U.S. stock indexes mostly hovered between small gains and losses as investors weighed the implications of an economic slowdown in Japan that worsened in the third quarter into a recession. "Japan definitely started us on a bit of a negative tone with the economy back into recession," said Chris...

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Japanese government bond prices rose across the board on Monday after news Japan had unexpectedly slipped into recession, hammering Tokyo stocks. The data showed Japan had entered recession and numbed any concerns the bond market may have had over a delayed sales tax hike eroding fiscal discipline. "It's basically a' sell- Japan' scenario unfolding...

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled 2.6 percent to a one-week low on Monday morning after Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession. The news prompted investors to take profits after recent gains stemming from expectations Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned sales tax hike. Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank an...

  • *But dollar eventually drops as Tokyo stocks slide. TOKYO, Nov 17- The dollar swung wildly against the yen on Monday, initially spiking to a seven-year high after data showed Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession before pulling down as the grim economic news sent Tokyo stocks tumbling. "Dollar/yen has been moving recently in close relationship...

  • *Japan's GDP fall cements views Abe will call election. TOKYO, Nov 17- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday morning after Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession, prompting investors to take profits from recent gains on the view that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned sales tax hike. Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank an...