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TOKYO, Feb 12- SoftBank Corp, which runs Japan's third-largest mobile carrier by subscriber numbers, reported a dip in third-quarter net profit after a string of acquisitions incurred steep integration costs. The company, whose mobile arm lags those of NTT DoCoMo Inc and KDDI Corp in Japan, is now reportedly on the hunt for U.S.
SHANGHAI, Dec 18- Asia's top companies were less upbeat about their business outlook in the last quarter of the year, compared to the third quarter, with lingering concerns over the global economy and rising costs among the major issues weighing down sentiment, the latest ThomsonReuters/INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment Survey published on Wednesday showed.
TOKYO, Nov 6- The Tokyo Stock Exchange is launching a new index comprised of companies with high return on equity and strong corporate governance to appeal to investors, amid a strong rally in Japanese shares this year.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's SoftBank Corp aims to boost its sales past the 7 trillion yen milestone next year, putting it in the same league as electronics giants like Sony Corp by leveraging acquisitions to boost its mobile business.
Oct 30- SoftBank Corp's group operating profit could shoot up more than 70 percent for the six months through September, driven by sales of iPhones and other smartphones, the Nikkei reported. SoftBank added 1.58 million subscribers in the period, up 5 percent, surpassing those of competitors such as KDDI Corp and NTT DoCoMo Inc, the daily reported.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Apple Inc's disappointing third quarter was nowhere in evidence in Japan, where sales increased more than 40 percent as the highly anticipated launch of the new iPhone by Japan's biggest mobile firm boosted sales- at rival carriers.
*Murata up after raising half-year profit forecast. TOKYO, Oct 25- Japan's Nikkei stock average sagged on Friday morning as investors fretted over the yen's level against the dollar, and opted to wait for a big week in the earnings season to confirm that Corporate Japan is in good health.
*Sony to remain focused on Europe, Japan markets. TOKYO, Oct 11- Kazuo Hirai's plan to restore Sony Corp to lasting profitability rests in large part on its smartphones leapfrogging rivals to become the world's third-biggest sellers after the Apple iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy series.
TOKYO, Oct 11- Sony Corp will move cautiously in tackling key overseas smartphone markets such as the United States and China as it strives to become the third-biggest smartphone maker in the world, CEO Kazuo Hirai told journalists on Friday.
Sept 23- Apple Inc sold 9 million new iPhones in an opening weekend for the product that included China for the first time and almost doubled sales from the last iPhone launch, and the company issued a more optimistic financial forecast.
Asian equity markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday amid anticipation of a reduction in U.S. stimulus ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
TOKYO, Sept 17- Japan's Nikkei average came out of a holiday on a firmer footing on Tuesday, playing catch-up to news that Lawrence Summers had dropped out of the race to head the Federal Reserve as markets brace for the U.S. central bank's decision on its stimulus programme. A Russian-brokered deal that has averted U.S. strikes on Syria also supported sentiment.
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