TOKYO, March 17- Asian shares hovered around one-month lows on Monday as Western countries issued fresh warnings of more sanctions on Moscow after Crimea voted overwhelmingly to break from Ukraine to join Russia, as expected. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, staying near Friday's one-month low.» Read More
TOKYO, March 6- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped to a five-week high on Thursday as investors took heart from news about the world's largest pension fund's allocation plan, and as a weaker yen boosted shares of exporters. The Nikkei ended 1.6 percent higher to 15,134.75, the highest close since Jan. 29.
TOKYO, March 5- Japanese stocks rose to a one-week high on Wednesday after comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin eased worries about military confrontation in Ukraine, triggering short covering in battered shares like property developers and index heavyweights.
TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks jumped and the safe-haven yen licked its wounds after a sharp tumble on Wednesday, following remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin that allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine, and revived investor risk appetite.
*Putin's comments ease fear of military conflict in Ukraine. TOKYO, March 5- Japanese stocks jumped on Wednesday after comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin eased worries about military confrontation in Ukraine for now, sparking short covering in battered shares like property developers.
NEW YORK, March 4- Stocks and other risky investments, including battered Russian assets, rallied on Tuesday after Russia's president said he saw no need to use military force in Crimea for now, remarks that investors saw as intended to ease tensions over Ukraine.
*U.S. criticizes Moscow's weekend move into Ukraine. NEW YORK, March 4- Stocks and other risky investments, including battered Russian assets, rallied on Tuesday after Russia's president said he saw no need to use military force in Crimea for now, remarks investors saw as intended to ease tensions over Ukraine.
TOKYO, March 4- Japan's Nikkei average clawed higher on Tuesday, snapping four days of losses as some foreign investors scooped up battered shares, although concerns over mounting tensions in Ukraine kept the market on edge. The Nikkei closed up 0.5 percent at 14,721.48.
*Volume low as investors await key events, look to Ukraine. TOKYO, March 4- Japan's Nikkei average clawed higher on Tuesday morning after four days of losses as some foreign investors scooped up battered shares, although concerns over mounting tensions in Ukraine kept the market on edge.
*Russia hikes interest rate after rouble slide. *Copper falls to 3- month low on China slowdown concerns. LONDON, March 3- The rising threat of war between Ukraine and Russia spooked markets and sent investors scurrying for relative safety on Monday, pushing stocks down sharply and lifting gold to a four-month high.
TOKYO, March 3- Japan's Nikkei average slid to a 1-1/ 2- week low on Monday as escalating tensions in Ukraine sparked risk aversion and a stronger yen hurt the mood, but the oil sector bucked the trend after crude prices rallied to multi-month highs.
TOKYO, March 3- Stocks slid while oil prices shot up on Monday, after Russia bloodlessly seized a part of Ukraine, escalating tensions between Russia and the West to a level not seen since the end of the Cold War.
TOKYO, March 3- Japanese government bond prices edged higher in quiet trade on Monday, as slumping equities bolstered the appeal of fixed-income assets. Earlier, the Ministry of Finance published its October-December report on capital spending.
TOKYO, March 3- Stock prices plummeted while oil prices shot up on Monday as escalating tensions between Russia and the West after Russia bloodlessly seized a part of Ukraine.
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TOKYO, March 3- Escalating political tensions in Ukraine pressured Asian stocks on Monday, forcing anxious investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets in favour of traditional safe haven bets such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.
*Euro tops $1.38 for first time this year. LONDON, Feb 28- European stocks reversed course and fell on Friday, and the euro rose to its highest level this year after an unchanged reading of euro zone inflation cooled growing expectations the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy as early as next week.
LONDON, Feb 28- European stocks rose on Friday, supported by expectations a low reading of euro zone inflation later in the day will force the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy further and a record high close on Wall Street the previous session.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Asian stocks shook off their gains and headed south on Friday, as unrest in Ukraine offset comforting words from U.S. The fear factor helped the yen rise against the dollar and euro on its traditional safe-haven appeal as tensions mounted in Ukraine, even after Yellen's testimony to a Senate committee helped the S&P 500 close at a record high.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Friday morning after two days of losses as investors remained cautious amid tensions in Ukraine, while a stronger yen weighed on risk appetite.
TOKYO, Feb 27- Japan's Nikkei average fell for a second day on Thursday, moving further away from a four-week closing hit earlier this week as heightened tensions in Ukraine soured sentiment, dragging down index heavyweights like SoftBank.