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  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Foreign investors sold a record amount of Japanese stock futures last week, when fears that violence in Ukraine and the Middle East could disrupt global growth pushed the country's share prices to two-month lows, exchange data showed on Thursday.

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japanese shares extended its rally into a fourth day on Thursday, heartened by gains on Wall Street and on anticipation that Japanese public pension funds and other public accounts will step up buying to shore up the market.

  • Nikkei extends rally, supported by public buying hopes Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 14- Japanese shares rose on Thursday, heartened by gains on Wall Street shares and on anticipation that Japanese public pension funds and other public accounts will step up buying to shore up the market.

  • TOKYO, Aug 13- Tokyo stocks gained for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, as hopes of more buying by the country's giant public pension fund countered headwinds from the conflict in Ukraine and soft Chinese loans data.

  • TOKYO, Aug 13- Tokyo stocks were choppy on Wednesday morning as geopolitical tensions checked risk-appetite, and investors were reluctant to chase the market higher after data showed Japan's economy suffered its biggest contraction in three years.

  • German morale data adds to evidence of damage from Ukraine. TOKYO, Aug 13- Asian shares struggled on Wednesday after Wall Street snapped a two-day rally with the crisis in Ukraine sapping investor confidence as it threatens a fragile economic recovery in Europe.

  • *German shares lag after sentiment data shows Ukraine fear. LONDON, Aug 12- Crude oil hit a nine-month low on Tuesday as ample supply outweighed concern violence in the Middle East could disrupt output, easing the impact on investors of a fall in some European shares.

  • *European stocks dip with Ukraine worries to the fore. LONDON, Aug 12- European shares fell on Tuesday, throwing a rally in the U.S. and Asia into reverse, and the euro dipped towards nine-month lows against the dollar as reports a Russian aid convoy was heading to Ukraine ratcheted up tension between Kiev and Moscow.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 12- Asian shares nudged higher on Tuesday, tracking rallies in the United States and Europe as investors seemed to put aside geopolitical concerns, at least for the moment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent after jumping 1.5 percent on Monday.

  • Nikkei extends rebound, but investors remain cautious Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    *Investors remain concerned about Ukraine, Middle East. The Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to 15,192.13, extending its rebound from a low of 14,753 hit on Friday due to the concerns that conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East could hamper world growth.

  • JGBs capped by higher stocks, 30-yr sale eyed Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 9:52 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 12- Japanese government bond prices inched down on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks extended gains amid an easing of immediate geopolitical concerns. Caution ahead of a 30- year JGB auction later in the session kept the bond market in tight range. Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.4 percent after surging 2.4 percent the previous day.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 12- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday tracking rallies in the United States and Europe as investors seemed to put aside geopolitical concerns, at least for the moment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent after jumping 1.5 percent on Monday.

  • TOKYO, Aug 11- Japanese stocks posted their biggest daily jump in four months on Monday after tensions in Ukraine eased, and as exporters rose as the yen stepped back from last week's sharp gains. The Nikkei share average jumped 2.4 percent to 15,130.52 points, its biggest daily percentage gain since mid April.

  • *Wall St rallies with Ukraine tensions curbed, lifts Asia. Spreadbetters expected the upbeat momentum for equities to continue into Europe, with Britain's FTSE seen opening as much as 0.6 percent higher, Germany's DAX up 1 percent and France's CAC 0.8 percent higher.

  • Asian stocks up on China inflation, Japan rebound Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asia stocks rose Monday as subdued Chinese inflation, a rebound by Japanese markets and the latest easing of tensions over Ukraine helped offset unease about Iraq. China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 1 percent to 2,215.35 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.1 percent to 24,599.51.

  • *Wall St rallies with Ukraine tensions curbed, lifts Asia. TOKYO, Aug 11- Asian stocks rose on Monday after Wall Street rallied on an easing of tensions in Ukraine, although conflicts in other geopolitical hotspots such as Iraq limited gains.

  • TOKYO, Aug 11- Japanese stocks bounced strongly on Monday morning, recouping some of their steep losses suffered on Friday after Wall Street rallied on easing tensions in Ukraine, and exporters rose as the yen stepped back from last week's sharp gains.

  • *Wall St rallies with Ukraine tensions curbed, lifts Asia. TOKYO, Aug 11- Asian stocks rose in early trade on Monday after Wall Street rallied with the latest round of tensions in Ukraine easing for now, although simmering tensions in other geopolitical hotspots such as Iraq limited gains.

  • *Shares cut losses, Bunds pare gains as Iraq concerns settle. President Barack Obama' s decision to authorize air strikes in Iraq, but most equity markets rebounded from overnight lows.

  • *BOJ's asset purchase programme blunts JGB impact of reallocation. TOKYO, Aug 7- Japanese government bonds fell on Thursday after sources said the Government Pension Investment Fund plans to shift more of its portfolio from bonds to riskier assets such as equities.