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  • 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.

  • Nikkei drops to 2-month low on global growth concerns Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 9:39 PM ET

    *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.