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  • TOKYO, May 18- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning to a 2-1/ 2- week high, bolstered by gains in the insurance sector after Dai-ichi Life announced higher shareholder payouts. "Investors finally started looking to domestic catalysts after worries about volatility in global bond markets receded," said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at...

  • *Gold edges down but stays on track for hefty weekly rise. TOKYO, May 15- Asian shares edged down slightly but were still on track for a solid weekly rise, as investors awaited more U.S. data later in the session for clues on the timing of the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was slightly lower, but still poised to gain about 0.6 percent for...

  • Nikkei rebounds after Wall Street surges; Nikon tumbles Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:52 PM ET

    *Nikon tumbles after earnings, brokerage rating cut. TOKYO, May 15- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded on Friday morning after Wall Street surged on receding worries about a U.S. interest rate hike, while Nikon Corp tumbled after releasing a weak earnings forecast. Nikon fell 13.5 percent to a three-month low of 1,483 yen after it forecast a 30.9 percent fall...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares bask in Wall Street's glow Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:26 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 15- Asian shares gained in early trading on Friday, on track for a weekly rise, after Wall Street cheered a cool reading for producer price inflation that chilled expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.3 percent higher, poised to gain about 1 percent for the week.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro at 3-month high, bond yields key Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    *Euro zone hits 3- month high above $1.14. Gold at 5- week high. Asian stocks ex- Japan were broadly flat while Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1 percent, weighed down by the yen's strength against the sagging dollar.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 14- The U.S. dollar was broadly lower on Thursday after poor U.S. retail sales figures proved a huge disappointment to those expecting a strong American economic rebound from a weather-weakened first quarter. Spreadbetters expected higher bond yields resulting in a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 14- The U.S. dollar huddled near three-month lows on Thursday after poor retail data proved a huge disappointment to those expecting a strong American economic rebound from a weather-weakened first quarter. Investors reacted by pushing back the likely lift-off date for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve, giving gold a steer to five-week highs...

  • Nikkei falls on bond market rout, Konica Minolta jumps Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    *Konica Minolta jumps on higher shareholder returns. TOKYO, May 14- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as another rise in bond yields around the world kept many investors on edge, but Konica Minolta jumped after it joined a growing list of companies announcing higher payouts for shareholders. "I think the market is starting to price in an end of...

  • SYDNEY, May 14- The U.S. dollar huddled near three-month lows on Thursday after poor retail data proved a huge disappointment to those expecting a strong economic rebound from a weather-weakened first quarter. Investors reacted by pushing back the likely lift-off date for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve, giving gold a steer to five-week highs above $1,218 an...

  • *Oil adds to overnight rally on OPEC demand forecasts. LONDON, May 13- European and Asian shares advanced on Wednesday as expectations of further monetary stimulus in China offset another mixed bag of data from some of the world's major economies. The best growth reading out of France in two years added to signs, following better figures from Spain, that some of...

  • TOKYO, May 13- Japanese stocks rose to over two-week highs on Wednesday, bouncing from earlier losses helped by investors buying Nikkei futures and on expectations the Bank Of Japan would buy equities, traders said. The Nikkei 225 ended 0.7 percent up at 19,764.72, the highest closing price since April 28. The broader Topix gained 0.1 percent to 1,604.21 and the...

  • Nikkei turns up as foreign investors seen buying futures Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:08 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 13- Japanese stocks turned higher and hit 1-1/ 2- week highs in Wednesday's afternoon trade, bouncing from morning losses helped by investors buying Nikkei futures and on expectations the Bank Of Japan would buy equities, traders said. "Foreign hedge funds are seen buying Nikkei futures as the Nikkei is thought to be cheap," said Norihiro Fujito, a senior...

  • TOKYO, May 13- Japan's Nikkei share average was little changed on Wednesday as volatility in global bond markets capped risk appetite, while investors focuses on companies which released earnings. "The Nikkei may remain pressured by uncertainty in the global market for a while, but the downside should be limited because of hopes that the BOJ will counter the...

  • *China to release April industrial output, retail sales, investment data. TOKYO, May 13- Asian shares firmed on Wednesday, shrugging off weakness on Wall Street as investors bet that a batch of economic data from China due later in the day would bolster the case for more stimulus in the world's second-largest economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • LONDON, May 12- Government bonds sold off again on Tuesday, driving down stocks and helping push the euro sharply higher against the dollar. Shares in Europe and Asia fell and Wall Street was expected to follow in their wake, index futures showed. Less than a month ago German 10- year yields hit a record low of 0.05 percent, driven down by a 1 trillion euro European...

  • LONDON, May 12- Low-risk bonds sold off again on Tuesday driving down stocks and helping push the euro higher against the dollar. Shares in Europe and followed Wall Street lower. Less than a month ago German 10- year yields hit a record low of 0.05 percent, driven down by a 1 trillion euro European Central Bank bond-purchase scheme intended to kick-start inflation.

  • TOKYO, May 12- Japanese shares ended flat on Tuesday, erasing losses from earlier in the session thanks to gains in companies reporting rosy outlooks, which helped offset concerns over Greece's debt crisis. Market participants also said losses were being trimmed in afternoon trade as investors speculated that the Bank Of Japan would buy exchange-traded...

  • *MSCI's Asia-Pacific index down 0.2 pct. TOKYO, May 12- Asian stocks were mostly lower and the euro sagged on Tuesday as insufficient progress on talks between debt-strapped Greece and its creditors kept investors on edge. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent.

  • *MSCI's Asia-Pacific index down 0.1 pct. TOKYO, May 12- Asian stocks edged lower and the euro sagged on Tuesday as insufficient progress on talks between debt-strapped Greece and its creditors kept investors on edge. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent.

  • TOKYO, May 11- Asian shares rose on Monday as investors cheered China's latest cut to interest rates to bolster its flagging economy and after Wall Street rallied on a robust headline reading for U.S. employment. But European stocks were seen opening slightly lower on the day, with lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation seen eclipsing the China...