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  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it would not lift interest rates until the U.S. economy was sufficiently strong, though a resurgent yen dented optimism on profit outlook. Wall Street shares posted their biggest gains so far this year as investors scaled back expectations of U.S. rate hikes after minutes...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Asian shares bounced back and the dollar fell on Thursday after minutes of the U.S. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 0.8 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.5 percent. "The overall tone of the minutes was that the Fed will manage its policy so as not to damage a fragile economy, paying attention to various...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks soared and the dollar fell on Wednesday on a wave of investor relief after the Federal Reserve said it does not plan to hike interest rates before the economy can support an increase. Data and forecasts out of China, Spain and Germany this week indicated economic weakness. "If at the end of the day what we are left with is slowing global growth...

  • But data and forecasts from China, Spain and Germany all supported the picture painted by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday: a world economy struggling to end a cycle of low growth and financial trauma it has been stuck in since 2008.. Japan's Nikkei index lost 1.2 percent and Asian shares outside Japan fell by a full percentage point.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Growth worries grip stocks, oil Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 8- European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indexes back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over the strength of global economic growth. Forecasts from the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday added to the sense that the world economy is still struggling to break out of the cycle of lower...

  • TOKYO, Oct 8- Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday after surprisingly weak German factory data sparked renewed concerns over global economic growth, bolstering the yen and prompting investors to sell shares in exporters. The Nikkei share average closed down 1.2 percent at 15,595.98, a five-week closing low. The Tokyo Stock Exchange's transport equipment...

  • *Asian equities follow Wall Street, Europe lower. Extending a three-month-long decline, Brent oil sank $1.18 to $90.93 a barrel while U.S. crude tumbled $1.07 to $87.78. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1 percent, while Australia's main index lost 0.9 percent.

  • JGBs edge higher, bolstered by safe-haven bid Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 8- Japanese government bonds rose on Wednesday, taking their cue from sagging stocks amid worries about global growth. Japan's Nikkei stock average skidded 1.2 percent in afternoon trading. The JGB market shrugged off Ministry of Finance data that showed Japan's current account surplus grew in August, as income from investments overseas bolstered...

  • *Asian equities follow Wall Street, Europe lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, while Australia's main index lost 0.7 percent. China's markets were relatively steady as they returned from a week-long break, with Shanghai flat, but Hong Kong shed 0.7 percent.

  • TOKYO, Oct 8- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a five-week low on Wednesday as renewed global growth concerns lifted the safe-haven yen, sending exporter stocks skidding. Adding to concerns about the health of the global economy, the IMF also downwardly revised its 2015 global growth forecast to 3.3 percent, warning of weaker growth in Japan and core...

  • *Asian equities follow falls on Wall Street, Europe. In Asia, Japan's Topix shed 1.6 percent while the Nikkei dropped 1.4 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.4 percent, while Australia's main index lost 1.1 percent.

  • The lacklustre mood was seen spreading to Europe, where financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 1 to 3 points higher, or up 0.05 points; Germany's DAX to open 35 points lower, or down 0.4 percent; and France's CAC 40 to open 11 to 12 points lower, or down 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.3...

  • Nikkei falls as yen bounces back, BOJ stands pat Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 7- Japanese stocks slipped on Tuesday as the yen rebounded from lows and real estate and financial shares gave up gains after the Bank of Japan stood pat on policy, even though that stance was largely expected. The yen extended gains after a sharp rebound the previous day to trade at 108.62 yen to the dollar, compared to a six-year low of 110.09 hit last week.

  • *Bank of Japan meeting outcome awaited. TOKYO, Oct 7- Asian shares inched tentatively higher on Tuesday as the focus turned to an imminent policy decision from the Bank of Japan, while the dollar rebounded after investors locked in some gains on its recent rally. Japan's Nikkei stock average drifted down about 0.1 percent in early afternoon trading, as investors...

  • *Fujifilm soars after French and Guinean governments consider clinical trials. TOKYO, Oct 7- Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday morning after a weak performance on Wall Street, and as investors remained reluctant to chase the market higher ahead of the Bank Of Japan's policy meeting and the governor's speech later. Fujifilm Holdings Corp stood out,...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent in early trade, shrugging off a choppy, losing session on Wall Street overnight. Japan's Nikkei stock average dropped 0.3 percent ahead of the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting later in the session. The BOJ is widely expected to maintain its massive monetary stimulus...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- European equities advanced while the dollar held near four-year highs against a basket of currencies on Monday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data eased concerns about global growth. The upbeat U.S. data was in stark contrast with the outlook in Europe, where German industrial orders posted their biggest monthly drop since 2009 in...

  • TOKYO, Oct 6- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday after a stronger-than-expected September U.S. jobs report bolstered sentiment, while a weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. The Nikkei share average ended 1.2 higher at 15,890.95. The broader Topix advanced 1.1 percent to 1,296.40, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added...

  • *Fujifilm soars on Ebola treatment hope. TOKYO, Oct 6- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning after a stronger-than-expected September U.S. jobs report bolstered sentiment, while Fujifilm Holdings Corp soared on hopes that its influenza drug may cure Ebola. Fujifilm rose 5.1 percent to a six-year high of 3,580 yen and was the third most traded stock...

  • *Japan shares up more than 1 pct, South Korea up 0.5 pct. TOKYO, Oct 6- Japanese stocks bounced on Monday and the U.S. dollar held near four-year highs against a basket of currencies, as upbeat U.S. jobs data boosted sentiment after a week of worries about global growth and geopolitical tensions frayed investor nerves. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...