Fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner rather than later sent Asian indices spiraling on Wednesday.» Read More
Sept 17- Business sentiment among Asia's top companies fell sharply in the third quarter as last quarter's positive signs from China and Singapore slipped on an uncertain global economic outlook and rising costs, outweighing continued optimism in India, a ThomsonReuters/INSEAD survey showed.
*Apple suppliers fall after its shares ended lower in U.S. TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning after U.S. stocks wilted on fears that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates earlier than expected, while Apple Inc suppliers were weaker after its shares dropped.
*Sekisui House soars on strong earnings. TOKYO, Sept 5- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning as the dollar rose to a six-year high against the yen, supported by the European Central Bank's latest monetary easing.
*Otsuka Holdings jumps on mid-term plan. TOKYO, Aug 27- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday morning after U.S. shares extended their gains, while investors turned to to individual shares such as Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, after a report it would double its return on equity in the mid-term.
TOKYO, July 30- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to hover at six-month highs in choppy trade on Wednesday morning, as strong corporate earnings led by Honda Motor Co and Tokyo Electron Ltd eclipsed data showing weak industrial output.
*Volume may be low as market focused on China survey, Japanese earnings. TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday morning as the slightly weakening yen supported sentiment, but geopolitical worries over Ukraine and Gaza kept activity in check.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday on fears that issues at Portugal's biggest bank could hurt European periphery markets.
TOKYO, July 11- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped for a fifth day to a fresh 1 1/ 2- week low on Friday morning as concerns about the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank turned investors risk-averse.
*Benesse dives to 2-1/ 2- month low after data leak. TOKYO, July 10- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Thursday in choppy trade as worse-than-expected machinery data soured sentiment after minutes from the U.S. It had dropped 0.1 percent to 15,302.65 on Wednesday, its lowest closing level since June 30.
Hewlett-Packard and attorneys representing shareholders agreed to settle litigation over the $11.1 billion acquisition of British company Autonomy.
Asian equity markets declined on Friday following hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official.
*Engineering shares extend gains on Toyota's fuel cell announcement. TOKYO, June 27- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Friday as concerns about U.S. economic growth hurt sentiment and as the stronger yen pulled down exporters.
*Market cautious over overbought signs in Japanese shares. TOKYO, June 20- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Friday as investors booked profits from the previous day's rally, but the mood remained upbeat on lingering optimism the U.S. "The good mood is still lingering," said Kyoya Okazawa, head of global equities at BNP Paribas.
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*Kubota down on Thai martial law news. TOKYO, May 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday morning, snapping a four-day losing streak supported after dropping its plan to buy mobile network operator eAccess Ltd from SoftBank Corp. However, gains were limited by expectations that the Bank Of Japan may not ease policy further any time soon.
TOKYO, May 15- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to outline plans to improve corporate governance as part of an updated economic strategy next month, aiming to overturn Japan's reputation for neglecting shareholders and salvage his reform credentials.
*Nikon hits lowest since March 2011 on profit decline f'cast. *Sony, megabanks' earnings eyed on Wednesday. TOKYO, May 14- Japan's Nikkei average edged down on Wednesday, slipping from a 1-1/ 2- week high on profit-taking after big gains the previous day, while Kadokawa Corp and Dwango Co soared on a media report that the two firms plan to merge.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday following a subdued Chinese inflation report and as traders kept a close eye on developments in eastern Ukraine.
Japanese shares fell 1 percent on Thursday as investors were disappointed with the lack of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
*Canon expects 16.9 bln yen boost to operating profit from weaker yen in 2014. TOKYO, April 24- Canon Inc inched up its 2014 operating profit target on Thursday due to strong sales of office copiers and printers in the first quarter, and said a reshuffle of its camera line-up had also helped boost margins.