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  • Nintendo says slack console sales to hit profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Nintendo issued a profit warning, even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Canon Inc reported a slight increase in fourth-quarter profit, with a weaker yen and rising sales of office equipment countering difficulties faced by its camera division. Operating profit for the three months to Dec. 31 rose 5.4 percent year on year to 98.5 billion yen, the company said on Wednesday. That was slightly less than analysts'...

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining- even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year. While operating profit still grew nearly 50 percent in October-December from a year earlier, the third quarter is...

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Canon Inc reported a slight rise in fourth-quarter profit thanks to a weaker yen and solid office equipment sales even as its camera business struggled to attract photographers increasingly using compact models made by rivals. Canon said on Wednesday its operating profit for October-December rose to 98.5 billion yen from 93.5 billion...

  • A busy week ahead for Japan, Asia’s central banks Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    Japan will be in the spotlight this week, where the release of key data will shed some light on the state of the world's third-largest economy.

  • *Index-heavy Fast Retailing and SoftBank together take off hefty points from Nikkei. TOKYO, Jan 21- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday as investors pocketed gains from the sharp rises in the past two sessions, but expectations that the European Central Bank will unveil stimulus measures this week limited losses. Index-heavy Fast Retailing Co and...

  • *Skymark dives after Asahi says it will not seek help from ANA. TOKYO, Jan 15- Japan's Nikkei gained on Thursday, recovering from a one-month low as rebounding oil prices eased worries about the global economy, while a pause in the rising yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp. The Nikkei rose 1.0 percent to 16,970.96 in mid-morning trade.

  • TOKYO, Jan 9- Canon Inc and other Japanese electronics companies want to bring production of some goods back home, reversing a years-old trend of overseas manufacturing as a rapid decline in the value of the yen makes local goods more competitive. Sharp Corp is also looking at lifting the ratio of LCD televisions and refrigerators made in Japan to counter the...

  • Asian shares mixed on global growth, oil concerns Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian stocks were mixed amid choppy trade on the first trading day of the week, as a raft of sluggish manufacturing surveys released across Europe and Asia over the past week curbed risk appetites.

  • Asian markets mostly rise amid light trade Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    Asian bourses largely rose amid thin post-Christmas trading, as markets in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines remain shut.

  • Asian bourses broadly higher as oil rebounds Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 2:46 AM ET
    Passers-by are reflected on an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei stock average and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar (top) at a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian equities largely rose on a data-light Monday following a bounce in oil markets and a third consecutive winning session on Wall Street last Friday.

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japanese stocks jumped on Friday after Wall Street enjoyed its best two days since late 2011, with sentiment boosted by the Federal Reserve's pledge of patience in its approach to raising interest rates. Toyota Motor Corp rose 2.0 percent, also helped by a Nikkei business daily report that it is to consolidate its seat-making operations in 2016. 1/...

  • Shanghai, Seoul underperform in Fed-inspired rally Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian equities mostly rose on Thursday, with the exception of Seoul, as investors took heart from a turn in oil prices and after the Federal Reserve said it was confident in the U.S. economy.

  • TOKYO, Dec 18- Japanese stocks enjoyed their best day in 6-1/ 2 weeks on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve expressed confidence in the U.S. economy and promised a "patient" approach to raising interest rates, boosting Wall Street shares. Exporters Toyota Motor Co and Canon Inc climbed 1.5 percent and 1.7 percent respectively, benefitting from a weaker yen.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 17- Business sentiment among Asia's top companies rose in the fourth quarter with builders switching to most optimistic from least just three months earlier due in part to increased new orders, while property developers also showed a rise in sentiment. The Thomson Reuters/ INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index rose to 72 in the fourth quarter, up...

  • Passers-by are reflected on an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei stock average and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar (top) at a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian equity markets traded mostly higher on Friday, cutting the week's losses.

  • TOKYO, Dec 12- Japanese stocks rose on Friday as Wall Street advanced on strong retail sales, raising hopes for resilience in the U.S. economy that could help offset slowing growth in other major economies. The upbeat retail sales, added to lower unemployment claims and signs of wage growth to come, suggested that the U.S. economy is well-positioned to weather an...

  • Camera makers trudge on in a smartphone world Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    An attendee tries the Canon Inc. EOS 7D Mark II digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    More photos are being taken than ever before, but not with traditional cameras.

  • Nikkei sags as futures-selling deepens morning losses Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 1:14 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 27- Japanese stocks closed down on Thursday, as selling of Nikkei futures in the afternoon widened earlier losses driven by weak U.S. data and a stronger yen. Canon Inc shed 0.5 percent and Nissan Motor Co fell 1.6 percent. Yakult Honsha Co touched a four-week low and lost 6.1 percent for the day on a media report saying France's Danone SA is considering...

  • Asian shares turned mixed after China, Japan data Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian equity markets were mixed, as traders reacted to key economic data from Japan and China. Declining commodity prices also weighed on resource-heavy bourses in the region.