TOKYO, Dec 6- Japanese stocks rose on Friday, recovering some of the losses seen in the past two days, as the yen weakened against the dollar on expectations that the Federal Reserve could start tapering its stimulus soon.» Read More
TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's Nikkei topped a six-month peak on Monday, propelled by exporters with the yen trapped at a multi-month trough against the dollar and investors expecting the Bank of Japan to maintain its stimulus drive even as the U.S.
In the lingo of Wall Street, to taper is not to tighten, a revelation that put the Dow on track to close a seventh straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since an eight-week rally that began in December 2010.
*Oil rises above $110 a barrel as market eyes Iran talks. "The Fed will not start to taper until the economy is able to walk on its own; that's a positive," said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, in New York. MSCI's all-country world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, rose 0.31 percent.
*Dollar hits 101 yen, loses ground on euro after Ifo. *Oil near $110 a barrel as market eyes Iran talks. Solid U.S. data has eased concern that weaker growth in China and the euro zone may set back the fragile global economic recovery.
*Japan shares end Friday flat, but still up nearly 10 pct in two weeks. SYDNEY, Nov 22- Japanese stocks scaled six-month peaks on Friday as the yen took a spill, while other Asian markets lagged as investors resigned themselves to an inevitable slowdown in U.S. stimulus.
*Japan shares look to extend rally as dollar breaks 101 barrier. SYDNEY, Nov 22- Japanese stocks look set to be big beneficiaries from gains on Wall Street and a slide in the yen on Friday, though other Asian markets might not fare so well as investors become resigned to an inevitable slowdown in U.S. stimulus.
*Japan's Nikkei bucks regional downtrend on weaker yen, pension fund shift. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed about 1.3 percent to its lowest point since middle of last week.
*Exporters rise as USD stays above 100 yen. TOKYO, Nov 20- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as recent outperformers including banks and non-life insurers pulled back, offseting gains in exporters after the dollar traded above 100 yen. Panasonic Corp rose 1.5 percent, Toyota Motor Corp added 0.5 percent and Nikon Corp rose 1.4 percent.
TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's Nikkei share average stepped back from six-month highs on Tuesday morning, with a bounce in the yen denting exporters while financials retreated after their recent earnings-led rally.
*Kyocera, Toyota Motor slip after stellar gains last week. TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Nikkei rose slightly to hold at six-month highs on Monday morning as investors scooped up financial shares after recent strong results, though recent outperformers like Toyota Motor Corp took a breather.
NEW YORK, Nov 15- Global equity markets rose on Friday after President Obama' s choice to lead the Federal Reserve signaled the U.S. central bank's monetary stimulus would stay in place for some time, while the dollar rose to a two-month high against the yen.
NEW YORK, Nov 15- Global equity markets rose on Friday after President Obama' s choice to lead the Federal Reserve signaled the U.S. central bank's stimulative monetary policy would stay in place for some time, while the dollar rose to a two-month high against the yen.
NEW YORK, Nov 15- Global equity markets rose on Friday after Janet Yellen, President Obama' s choice to lead the Federal Reserve, signaled the U.S. central bank's stimulative monetary policy would remain in place for some time, while the dollar rose to a two-month high against the yen.
LONDON, Nov 15- World shares traded near five-year highs on Friday after a robust defence of monetary stimulus from the woman set to take over at the U.S. Wall Street reached record highs on Thursday after the nominee for Fed Chairman, Janet Yellen, called efforts to boost hiring an "imperative" at a confirmation hearing.
TOKYO, Nov 15- A slide in the yen spurred Tokyo's Nikkei share average 2 percent higher on Friday to above 15,000 for the first time in six months, helping the benchmark post its best weekly rise in four years.
TOKYO, Nov 15- Japanese government bond prices inched down on Friday as a slide in the yen buoyed Tokyo shares to six-month highs and somewhat dulled the appeal of fixed-income assets.
*Japan shares aiming for best weekly gain since May. Early activity was light with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan barely changed, though futures pointed to a firmer start for the Nikkei following a bullish break higher on Thursday.
*Yen falls as Japan signals further intervention possible. In remarks prepared for her nomination hearing before a U.S. Senate Banking Committee later in the day, Yellen said high unemployment, weak inflation and an economy running below potential meant the Fed had "more work to do".
*Nikkei hits 6- month high, Asia ex- Japan shares off 6- week low. TOKYO, Nov 14- Japanese stocks led a broad rally in Asia on Thursday, spurred by Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen's comments which suggested global asset markets could count on the Fed's generous stimulus for some time.
TOKYO, Nov 14- The Nikkei stock average surged almost 3 percent to a near six-month high on Thursday afternoon, extending gains after comments by Finance Minister Taro Aso on currency intervention sparked fresh buying.