Asian bourses mirrored the choppy trade overnight in the U.S., with Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul erasing morning gains to trade lower on Friday.» Read More
*Takata shares fall to 18- month low. The Nikkei share index lost 0.7 percent to 15,089. 14 Wall Street shares slid on Wednesday after big gains in the past few days. 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0SH2QI 3/ 8 Oil prices also fell sharply, pressured by data that showed a second big jump in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles, as well as a rising U.S. dollar and falling equity markets. 1/ 8 ID: nL6N0SH1EW 3/...
*Fast Retailing jumps after strong outlook. TOKYO, Oct 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for the fourth straight day on Friday and hit a two-month low on concern about the strength of the global economy, but Fast Retailing Co outperformed after reporting rosy earnings. "Foreigners who had chased the Nikkei and its futures in July and August are taking profits...
TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday as concerns about a resurgent yen, which hit stocks of exporters, erased early gains stemming from optimism over the Federal Reserve's dovish position on interest rates. The Nikkei fell 0.8 percent to 15,478.93, its lowest close in five weeks. Canon Inc. fell 1.7 percent.
TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it would not lift interest rates until the U.S. economy was sufficiently strong, though a resurgent yen dented optimism on profit outlook. Wall Street shares posted their biggest gains so far this year as investors scaled back expectations of U.S. rate hikes after minutes...
*Economic data, Hong Kong unrest weigh. TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday morning as a one-two punch of weak economic data and a profit warning from Sumitomo Corp depressed sentiment. Investors were already on the back foot before the start of trading as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong dented risk appetite in global markets.
TOKYO, Sept 29- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning after the weak yen supported sentiment, while risk taking was buoyed after the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/ 2 years in the second quarter.
*Fanuc soars to life-time high on strong outlook. TOKYO, Sept 26- Japanese stocks dropped to a one-week low on Friday morning as steep falls on Wall Street depressed risk-appetite, though Fanuc Corp soared to a life-time high after it raised its full-year earnings forecast.
U.S. companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment rose in August, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said. Washington- based ELFA, a trade association that reports economic activity for the $827 billion equipment finance sector, said credit approvals totaled 79.5 percent in August, down slightly from 80.3 percent in July.
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.
Asian equity markets finished mostly higher on the final trading day of the week following another record close for the S&P 500 overnight.
Asian equity markets ended mixed on Thursday following gains in the morning session as attention turned to the region's earnings season.
*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.