TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell 15.7 percent in December, dropping for the first time in three months after a hefty gain in the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday.» Read More
*PM Abe seeking to bolster Japan's military. TOKYO, Jan 27- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is in advanced talks to supply parts for the F-35 stealth fighter to Britain's BAE Systems, in what would be the first involvement of a Japanese manufacturer in a global weapons programme, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders jumped to a five-year high in November, a sign companies may be ready to ramp up investment and increase wages-- key elements in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to revive the world's third-biggest economy.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders jumped in November for the second straight month of gains, a sign companies may ramp up investment to meet strong domestic demand and boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive the economy.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders rose a bigger-than-expected 9.3 percent in November, government data showed on Thursday, marking the second straight month of gains in a sign companies may ramp up investment to meet strong domestic demand.
NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 climbing to an all-time closing high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data signaled that the economy was improving.
*Some factories in China closing early on weak orders, spiralling costs. DONGGUAN/ KUNSHAN, China, Jan 16- Scores of factories in China's manufacturing heartlands have closed earlier than usual for the country's biggest annual holiday due to weak orders and rising costs, workers and owners say, suggesting a rocky outlook for a key sector of the economy.
*Bank of America shares jump after earnings. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data pointed to improvement in the economy.
*Bank of America climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track to build on its biggest gain in nearly a month, after strong data and earnings from Bank of America pointed to continued improvement in the economy.
"Shareholder activism and the prospect that shareholders can exercise authority over a company's strategies, especially their capital and portfolio strategies, acts as a real restraint on corporate freedom of activity," said Gene Sykes, co-head of global mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The 2011 scare about Chinese control of rare earth elements critical for defense manufacturing has faded, with market forces boosting production outside China and prompting a shift to alternative substances, according to a new Pentagon report.
BEIJING, Dec 17- China's investment in Britain's 16 billion pound Hinkley Point project is its first foray into Europe's nuclear power market and a marker of its global ambitions, but its firms will depend on foreign partners if they are to fulfil them.
SYDNEY, Dec 16- Harrington Industries Ltd, a 94- year-old privately-owned car parts maker, should be crushed by the coming implosion of Australia's auto manufacturing industry.
CHICAGO, Dec 13- Don't believe the gassy hype. The United States may be floating on an ocean of cheap, domestically sourced natural gas. That's sent the domestic price of natural gas plunging and fanned big talk from heavy hitters like General Electric's Lorenzo Simonelli about its future as a transport fuel.
TOKYO, Dec 11- Japan's core machinery orders rose 0.6 percent in October, rebounding from a fall in the previous month and boding well for stronger capital expenditure-- a key element in sustaining the current economic recovery.
TOKYO, Dec 11- Japan's core machinery orders rose 0.6 percent in October, rebounding from a decline in the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, in a sign that companies may slowly increase capital expenditure.
Dec 4- SPX Corp, which has been under pressure from its largest shareholder to boost its stock price, said it would sell its entire stake in an electrical equipment joint venture to partner Emerson Electric Co for $571 million. Ingersoll-Rand Plc has spun off its security business, while Timken Co is hiving off its steel division.
*Core machinery orders -2.1 pct m/m vs f'cast -1.4 pct. TOKYO/ MATSUMOTO, Japan, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell more than expected and a central bank policymaker warned of headwinds from soft overseas growth, underscoring the challenges of sustaining an economic recovery generated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies.
TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell more than expected in September and firms expect orders to fall further in the current quarter, showing that business investment remains the weak link in generating a sustained economic recovery.
TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell 2.1 percent in September after a hefty gain in the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, but a recovery in capital spending is seen as largely intact because of rising corporate profits and sentiment.
LONDON, Nov 4- In the decade to 2013, shale gas and oil transformed the U.S. and global energy markets. Freight trucks powered by liquefied natural gas rather than diesel could become a common sight on the U.S. interstate highway system under plans being developed and financed by Royal Dutch Shell.