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  • TOKYO, Feb 24- Companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange must have at least two outside board members from June, the bourse's operator said, under new rules aimed at improving corporate governance and attracting foreign investors. The announcement comes as the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to change corporate culture to attract double the...

  • *Companies paying big premiums, such as Japan Post's Toll. TOKYO, Feb 24- With shrinking prospects at home and the threat of further yen weakness, Japanese companies are rushing to buy overseas and seem willing to pay top dollar, as shown by Japan Post's $5 billion bid for Australia's Toll Holdings. Over the long term, Japan's demographics give a bleak prognosis for...

  • Asian stocks mixed on Greece fears, earnings Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    A woman waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity, pro-government demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens on the eve of a crucial euro zone finance minister's meeting to discuss the country's future, February 11, 2015.

    Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday, retreating from a near eight-year high after talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers on a new debt deal collapsed. Talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers over the country's debt broke down when Athens rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its...

  • Asian markets opened mixed on Friday as a stronger yen curbed risk appetite in Tokyo, while a strong close on Wall Street boosted sentiment elsewhere.

  • Asian equities mixed on Greece, but Tokyo outperforms Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 6:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, as euro zone finance ministers failed to reach a deal with Greece, while losses in oil prices overnight compounded the depressed sentiment.

  • Early movers: KO, CVS, HOT, HD, GPS & more Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 9, 2015.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Canon Inc plans to buy network video surveillance leader Axis AB for about 23.6 billion Swedish crowns, the biggest purchase ever for the Japanese company that is trying to expand beyond the shrinking camera market. At 1008 GMT, shares of Axis were up 48 percent at 336.70 crowns. The deal will make Canon a top player in the video surveillance market,...

  • Nintendo says slack console sales to hit profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Nintendo issued a profit warning, even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income.

  • Weaker yen helps lift Canon profit despite poor sales Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    An attendee tries the Canon Inc. EOS 7D Mark II digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    Canon reported a slight rise in profit thanks to a weak yen, even as its camera business struggled to attract photographers.

  • Weaker yen lifts Canon profit despite poor sales Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    An attendee tries the Canon Inc. EOS 7D Mark II digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan's Canon reported a slight rise in profit thanks to a weaker yen, even as its camera business struggled to attract photographers.

  • Asia stocks erase losses ahead of Fed, but Shanghai lags Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    Asian stocks outside of Shanghai erased losses to end higher on Wednesday, but the mood was cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Canon Inc reported a slight increase in fourth-quarter profit, with a weaker yen and rising sales of office equipment countering difficulties faced by its camera division. Operating profit for the three months to Dec. 31 rose 5.4 percent year on year to 98.5 billion yen, the company said on Wednesday. That was slightly less than analysts'...

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining- even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year. While operating profit still grew nearly 50 percent in October-December from a year earlier, the third quarter is...

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Canon Inc reported a slight rise in fourth-quarter profit thanks to a weaker yen and solid office equipment sales even as its camera business struggled to attract photographers increasingly using compact models made by rivals. Canon said on Wednesday its operating profit for October-December rose to 98.5 billion yen from 93.5 billion...

  • Asian shares hit fresh highs on Tuesday, as investors deemed a Greek exit from the euro zone unlikely.

  • A busy week ahead for Japan, Asia’s central banks Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    Japan will be in the spotlight this week, where the release of key data will shed some light on the state of the world's third-largest economy.

  • *Index-heavy Fast Retailing and SoftBank together take off hefty points from Nikkei. TOKYO, Jan 21- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday as investors pocketed gains from the sharp rises in the past two sessions, but expectations that the European Central Bank will unveil stimulus measures this week limited losses. Index-heavy Fast Retailing Co and...

  • *Skymark dives after Asahi says it will not seek help from ANA. TOKYO, Jan 15- Japan's Nikkei gained on Thursday, recovering from a one-month low as rebounding oil prices eased worries about the global economy, while a pause in the rising yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp. The Nikkei rose 1.0 percent to 16,970.96 in mid-morning trade.

  • TOKYO, Jan 9- Canon Inc and other Japanese electronics companies want to bring production of some goods back home, reversing a years-old trend of overseas manufacturing as a rapid decline in the value of the yen makes local goods more competitive. Sharp Corp is also looking at lifting the ratio of LCD televisions and refrigerators made in Japan to counter the...