Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday in a choppy session with activity subdued ahead of Friday's Easter holidays.» Read More
TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Thursday morning as profit-taking from the previous day's big gains offset strength in U.S. shares which rose on confidence that the Federal Reserve will keep the interest rates low.
*Toyota falters on recall of vehicles, BoFA Merrill cuts rating. Federal Reserve eased worries over the timing of rate hikes, though Toyota Motor extended losses as investors punished it for its latest global recall of vehicles.
*Foreigners sold record 1.09 trillion yen in Japan shares last week. TOKYO, March 20- Japanese stocks retreated from one-week highs on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the prospect of interest rate hikes starting earlier than previously thought, sparking a selloff in equity markets and lifting the U.S. dollar.
TOKYO, March 19- Asia's top companies were slightly more upbeat in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, but concerns over the global economy and rising costs continued to weigh on sentiment, the latest ThomsonReuters/INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment Survey showed.
Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
TOKYO, March 7- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a new five-week high on Friday morning as a weak yen lifted risk appetite following Wall Street's gains on better-than-expected U.S. jobless claims and the European Central Bank's decision to keep its rates unchanged.
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Feb 25- U.S. companies borrowed more in January to spend on capital investment, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said.
*Japan's record high trade deficit widely expected- analysts. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a second day following declines on Wall Street as minutes of the U.S. "People have realized that the market overreacted to the BOJ's announcement," said Masashi Oda, chief investment officer at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
Japan's Nikkei fell on Wednesday while other Asian shares were cautious before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning, retreating from a 2 1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profits on banks and exporters when the weak yen trend paused. The Nikkei shed 0.7 percent to 14,738.69 in mid-morning trade after rising 3.1 percent at 14,843.24 on Tuesday, the highest close since Jan. 31.
TOKYO, Feb 18- Japan's Nikkei share average bounced from a 1 1/ 2- week low on Tuesday morning, spurred by a retreat in the yen and investor hopes the central bank will hint of further stimulus after surprisingly soft fourth quarter gross domestic product data.
*Nissan soars as investors cover short positions- traders. *Sony rises on Apple supply report.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
*Foreigners seen buying back after Japan shares underperformed. *Sony jumps 5 pct on restructuring plan. TOKYO, Feb 7- Japan's Nikkei average jumped 2 percent on Friday morning, moving away from a four-month low hit earlier this week, as investor sentiment was brightened by a rally on Wall Street and hopes for an upbeat U.S. jobs report later in the day.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
Asian equity markets rebounded on Wednesday after a rate hike from the Turkish central bank soothed worries over volatility in emerging markets.
Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, discusses Japanese stocks, from banking where a drop in bond trading revenue is expected, to Nintendo and Canon.
*Canon to raise proportion of Japan- made products to 50 pct vs 42 pct. TOKYO, Jan 9- Canon Inc is shifting capacity back to Japan in an apparent vindication of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's yen-weakening policies, which have made it more profitable for some Japanese manufacturers to produce and export from home.
*Canon to raise proportion of Japan- made products to 50 pct vs 42 pct. TOKYO, Jan 9- Japan's Canon Inc, the world's largest camera maker, is looking to ramp up capacity at home as it anticipates a further slide in the yen to make domestic manufacturing cheaper.