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  • *May core orders -19.5 pct m/m vs +0.7 pct forecast. TOKYO, July 10- Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy.

  • TOKYO, July 10- Japan's machinery orders posted their worst monthly fall on record in May, defying expectations of a bounce and casting doubt on hopes that capital spending was picking up and could drive further economic recovery.

  • TOKYO, July 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell 19.5 percent in May from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, casting doubt over the outlook for a pickup in capital spending.

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 1- More than 220,000 South African engineering and metal workers launched a strike over wages on Tuesday, hot on the heels of a crippling platinum dispute and dealing a further blow to an already weak economy.

  • TAIPEI, June 20- Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc's first smartwatch in July, a source familiar with the matter said, as the tech company tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..

  • TOKYO, June 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell less than expected in April after a record jump in the previous month, underscoring recent signs of a steady pick up in capital spending seen as vital for a durable economic recovery.

  • Japan April core machinery orders fall 9.1 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell 9.1 percent in April, pulling back after a record jump in the previous month, government data showed on Thursday.

  • Sprint, SoftBank Reach Deal on Chinese Espionage Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel Corp and Japan's SoftBank Corp have reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of the Japanese firm's pending $20.1 billion deal to win control of the U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Bangladesh Factory Banned by Wal-Mart Still Working Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

  • Capital Spending Key for Growth: Ron Sloan Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    Invesco's Ron Sloan says he's the most bullish he's been in over a decade.

  • Japan November Core Machinery Orders Rise 3.9% Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.

  • Spotlight: Clean Tech Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Capital Goods News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET