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TOKYO, Sept 4- The Nikkei share average edged up to a four-week high on Wednesday, helped by futures-led buying, marking its third-straight day of gains. The benchmark Nikkei ended up 0.5 percent at 14,053.87, its highest closing since Aug. 6.
TOKYO, Sept 4- The Nikkei share average edged up to a fresh three-week high on Wednesday, helped by futures-led buying, marking its third-straight day of gains. The benchmark Nikkei ended up 0.5 percent at 14,053.87, its highest closing since Aug. 14.
*Earthquake hits eastern Japan, has little effect. TOKYO, Sept 4- The Nikkei average retreated from a near three-week high on Wednesday morning, hit by profit-taking after recent big gains, with many investors on the sidelines ahead of key events in coming days.
Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, but gains were capped by uncertainty over the stability of emerging markets and the possibility of a military strike against Syria despite indications a delay might be in the offing.
TOKYO, Aug 23- Nosy governments and nervous homeowners, among other drivers of the surveillance society, may soon upstage amateur photographers as the focus for big camera makers such as Canon Inc who spot growing opportunities in the security market.
Tweaking, or outright overhauling, a corporate logo is a risky move that could turn off customers, but over the years some of the biggest technology companies have successfully done it.
TOKYO, Aug 8- Nikon Corp cut its full-year profit due to disappointing demand for mirrorless cameras that were once seen as a revolutionary invention that could save the industry from the threat of increasingly advanced smartphone cameras.
TOKYO, Aug 8- Nikon Corp cut its full-year profit forecasts and trimmed its sales expectations for high-end cameras as it suffered along with other Japanese camera makers from a sharper than expected slowdown in China and other overseas markets.
*SoftBank, Fast Retailing sold before options settlement. TOKYO, Aug 7- Japan's Nikkei share average slumped 2.6 percent to a one-week low on Wednesday morning as exporters were hammered after the dollar fell to a six-week low against the yen, while index heavyweights SoftBank Corp and Fast Retailing Co were also sold off before Friday's options settlement.
Tokyo is one of three cities in the running to host the 2020 Olympic Games and there are a number of Japanese stocks that could do well if Tokyo wins the bid.
*Yahoo Japan, Advantest disappoint market. TOKYO, July 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a two-week low on Friday morning, as selling accelerated on the back of a firmer yen and disappointing quarterly earnings from the likes of Canon Inc and Advantest Corp.
TOKYO, July 26- Japan's Nikkei share average is set to fall for a third day on Friday as a firmer yen hurts investor sentiment, while a focus on quarterly earnings results may keep trading volumes thin.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday, as disappointing quarterly corporate earnings offset potential gains from positive global economic data.
TOKYO, July 25- The Nikkei share average fell for a second day on Thursday in volatile trade, as investors were disappointed with company results such as for blue-chip Canon Inc, which tumbled after slashing its profit outlook. The benchmark Nikkei fell 1.1 percent to 14,562.93, after rising as high as 14,748.77 at the open.
TOKYO, July 25- The Nikkei share average slipped on Thursday morning, as investors looked past a weaker yen to the earnings season with blue-chip Canon Inc tumbling after slashing its profit outlook due to slowing demand in China and other economies.
*Japan feels impact on exports, Apple on revenues. BEIJING, July 24- China's manufacturing engine lost further momentum in July and the job market weakened, a survey showed on Wednesday, complicating a transition to consumer-driven growth and boding ill for so many leveraged to the world's second-largest economy.
TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Canon Inc cut its profit forecast for the year to December and trimmed its sales targets for both high-end and compact digital cameras as a slowdown in China and other emerging economies caught the company off-guard.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after HSBC's key survey of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to an eleven-month low in July, confirming signs of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Canon Inc lowered its full-year profit forecast by 16 percent from its outlook three months ago and cut its sales targets for both high-end and compact digital cameras as growth in China and other emerging economies loses steam.
With IBM sued for wrongly termination, PM Abe is now faced with the issue of whether to make it easier for companies operating in Japan to fire workers.