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NEW YORK, Sept 18- If history is any guide, investors who miss out on getting a slice of Alibaba's massive initial public offering may want to think twice about jumping into the stock once it hits the New York Stock Exchange.
TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei average rose to six-month highs on Monday, and looked poised to test key resistance levels around 15,500 points, on hopes of continued improvement in corporate earnings. 0.5 percent at 15,530.29, its highest level since Jan. 23, reversing early losses that followed Friday's weakness on Wall Street.
NEW DELHI, June 18- Asia's top companies reported a bullish outlook in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the first three months despite worries over the global economy and rising costs, the latest ThomsonReuters/INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment Survey showed.
TOKYO, June 9- An economic plan being prepared by Japan's government commits it to "corporate tax reform," but resistance from fiscal hawks prevented an outline released on Monday from specifying a cut in the tax rate.
May 8- Apple Inc's head of North America sales, Zane Rowe, will leave the company and will be replaced by Doug Beck, who oversees sales in Japan and Korea. "Doug Beck has done a great job helping to grow Apple's business in Japan and Korea. His role is expanding to include North America sales as well, " Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said in an email.
TOKYO, May 7- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO Masayoshi Son said his company would not cash in any of its stake in Chinese online retailer Alibaba when it lists in New York in what could be the largest market debut ever by a technology company.
TOKYO, May 7- Japan's SoftBank Corp on Wednesday forecast its operating profit would fall by about 8 percent this financial year from last year's record high as it loses one-off benefits from the consolidation of some of its units.
TOKYO, April 28- Japanese shares fell on Monday, weighed down by a drop on Wall Street and as tensions in the Ukraine drove up the yen. The dollar was on course to mark its fourth straight day of losses against the safe-haven yen, as tensions mount over the crisis in the Ukraine.
TOKYO/ NEW DELHI, April 25- Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo Inc said on Friday it was seeking to sell, likely at a deep discount, its stake in a loss-making Indian joint venture with diversified conglomerate Tata Group, bowing out of the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.
TOKYO, April 24- Japanese shares were down slightly on Thursday morning, as investors were reluctant to bid up prices ahead of the looming earnings season and lingering worries over the economic impact of a sales tax hike that kicked in this month.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Apple Inc just bought itself some much-needed time. To top it all off, Apple unveiled a 7- for-1 stock split that should go down well with individuals who want a piece of a household name but could not afford to fork over $500 a share.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.
TOKYO, April 24- For Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who wants to build the world's largest mobile Internet company, criticism of his operations from regulators in his home market could not come at a worse time.
Apple shares received a bounce Monday But analysts have told CNBC that any upside for the U.S. technology giant could be limited.
As Apple's revenue growth in the Americas and Europe flatlined during the July-September quarter, Japan proved to be a bright spot for the company.
Asian stocks were dealt a blow on Friday as concerns over a repeat of June's credit crunch in China overshadowed gains on Wall Street.
Smartphone technology is still broadly struggling to find a connection with Asia's booming 'silver economy,' which could be worth a staggering $3 trillion in the Asia-Pacific region by 2017.
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.
David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research tells CNBC's Cash Flow his target price for Apple in the wake of its iPhone 5C and 5S launch.
Just several hours ahead of the expected new iPhone launch event, shares of Japanese electronics parts suppliers to Apple are trading higher today. Sachiko Kishida reports.