Mainland shares pared losses on Monday following a volatile session that saw it drop 1.6 percent on fears over reforms in the IPO market.» Read More
*3 D printer entrepreneurs hope to revive age of craftmanship. *Global market dominated by United States, Germany. TOKYO, Dec 3- Junichiro Asami gave up a stable job to join a group of Japanese entrepreneurs building businesses based on 3 D printing, showing the sort of pioneering spirit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes can revitalise a calcified economy.
MSCI indexes for Japan, Germany, France and Spain, for instance, trade at 14 times earnings, compared with 15 for the Standard& Poor's 500; Britain is cheaper, at 13 times earnings, and MSCI's broad-based index of emerging markets is cheaper still, with a price-earnings ratio of 11..
*Sumco jumps to 4- mth high on report on higher profits. TOKYO, Nov 28- Japan's Nikkei share average sped to a 6- month high on Thursday morning, as a slump in the yen jolted exporters higher on expectations of improved earnings.
*Rakuten jumps after being promoted to main board Topix. Nikon Corp, Ricoh Co Ltd and Canon Inc were in demand, up between 0.8 and 3.1 percent after U.S. Nikon is down 23.6 percent year-to-date and is the worst underperformer in the Nikkei this year, while the benchmark has rallied nearly 49 percent.
Nov 22- U.S. companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment was unchanged in October, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said.
TOKYO, Nov 15- Japan's Nikkei average surged above the 15,000- mark for the first time in six months on Friday, as strong quarterly earnings buoyed financials while exporters took advantage of the yen's slide to a two-month low against the dollar.
TOKYO, Nov 6- The Tokyo Stock Exchange is launching a new index comprised of companies with high return on equity and strong corporate governance to appeal to investors, amid a strong rally in Japanese shares this year.
*Murata up after raising half-year profit forecast. TOKYO, Oct 25- Japan's Nikkei stock average sagged on Friday morning as investors fretted over the yen's level against the dollar, and opted to wait for a big week in the earnings season to confirm that Corporate Japan is in good health.
Japanese and Chinese equities were sold-off on Wednesday afternoon on fears of bad bank debt and tight liquidity in China.
Oct 22- U.S. companies borrowed less to spend on capital investment last month, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said. Washington- based ELFA, a trade association that keeps track of economic activity for the $725 billion equipment finance sector, said credit approvals totaled 77.3 percent in September, down from 79.1 the previous month.
Asian equities closed mixed in subdued trade on Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the U.S. September jobs report.
TOKYO, Oct 21- Japan's Nikkei share average rose above 14,700 for the first time in three weeks, underpinned by a strong performance on Wall Street and expectations the Federal Reserve will delay trimming its economic stimulus programme.
Asian equity markets outside of China rose on Tuesday on news that a bipartisan U.S. budget deal could be announced soon.
*Fast Retailing strong on brokerage upgrade. TOKYO, Oct 15- Japan's Nikkei share average extended its rise into a fifth day on Tuesday, tracking gains on Wall Street after top U.S. lawmakers signalled they could soon reach a deal to reopen the government and avert a possible debt default for now.
The Nikkei is reporting Canon's operating profit slid 2% so far this year to around 2.4 billion dollars. Sachiko Kishida reports.
TOKYO, Sept 27- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy conditions on Friday morning as the market turned its focus to the government's growth strategy and tax plans next week, while strong consumer inflation data had little impact. Japan's core consumer inflation in August rose 0.8 percent from a year earlier, hitting a fresh five-year high.
Business sentiment among Asia's top companies deteriorated in the third quarter, ending three consecutive quarters of improving sentiment.
SYDNEY, Sept 18- Asia's top companies were less upbeat about their business outlook in the third quarter of 2013 as concerns about the global economy and rising costs dampened sentiment, the latest Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment Survey published on Wednesday showed.
*China, S.Korea, Taiwan and Singapore fall as exports hurt. SINGAPORE, Sept 18- Business sentiment among Asia's top companies deteriorated in the third quarter, led by businesses in export engines such as China and South Korea, ending three consecutive quarters of improving sentiment, the latest Thomson Reuters/ INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment survey showed.
Asian equity markets moved off session lows on Wednesday but investors continued to take profits after recent robust gains and as U.S. support for action against Syria dampened sentiment.