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  • 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/...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Oh snap! Digital camera market in ‘free fall’ Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Widespread usage of smartphone cameras is pushing point-and-shoot digital camera sales into a "free fall", and there's little hope of a turnaround.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped on Friday as the government prepared to approve new allocation targets for the world's largest pension fund that are expected to sharply increase its purchases of domestic stocks. Tokyo will approve on Friday targets for the $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund which aim to increase the ratio of...

  • Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting with China's benchmark index outperforming the region following strong data.

  • "Ahead of the European open, we're calling the major bourses positive with a bit of a recovery after yesterday's weakness," he said, predicting London's FTSE could open about 0.2 higher, while Germany's DAX and France's CAC could open up 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shrugged off early losses and a lacklustre...

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- Japanese stocks slipped on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, but retailers bucked the trend on stronger-than-expected sales growth. Shares in Canon Inc slid 2.5 percent as its quarterly operating profit was hit by a slump in digital camera demand. Retail giants Seven& I Holdings and Aeon Co...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shrugged off early losses and a lacklustre performance on Wall Street to rise about 0.3 percent. But Japan's Nikkei stock average extended losses, shedding 0.8 percent on concerns over corporate earnings after disappointing results from Canon Inc, despite upbeat economic data released before...

  • *Fujifilm extends gains, but fund manager says its core business uncertain. It helped drive up Seven& i Holdings Co and Aeon Co 1.0 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. Outperforming the market was Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, which rose 2.6 percent after a U.S. judge slashed a $9 billion punitive damages award to $36.8 million against it and Eli Lilly& Co over their...

  • Asian shares were mixed on Monday following gains on Wall Street and results from the European Central Bank's stress tests.

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Japanese stocks rose on Monday as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares and investors confidently awaited upcoming earnings announcements. "Japan's our top pick market to buy back as we head into earnings season," said Jonathan Garner, managing director of research at Morgan Stanley, citing yen weakness as a driver of profit growth.

  • *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/...

  • Big week for Japan with data suite, BOJ Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Japan's economy is in the spotlight in Asia's business calendar this week as investors look to a suite of economic indicators for signs of recovery following a sales tax hike earlier this year.

  • A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian bourses mirrored the choppy trade overnight in the U.S., with Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul erasing morning gains to trade lower on Friday.

  • Mounting anxiety over global growth and the spread of Ebola dragged Asian bourses lower on Thursday.