Soft corporate earnings weighed on Asia's major indices on Friday, with Tokyo outperforming on the back of a weaker currency.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday following mini-stimulus measures from China and positive U.S. data.
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.
Neale Anderson, Telecom & Media Analyst, Asia-Pacific at HSBC tells us why Asian telco companies are attractive investments.
SoftBank said there is no need to improve its $20.1 billion bid for 70 percent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel, which has been challenged by Dish Network.
China Mobile hopes to tap pent-up demand for Apple smartphones by rolling out new 4G technology this year and having an iPhone model that will finally run on it.
Neale Anderson, Telecom & Media Analyst, Asia-Pacific, HSBC explains why he's optimistic on KDDI. He thinks the firm has room to grow in the corporate segment.
Japan's dominant mobile carrier NTT Docomo said it lost 40,800 subscribers on a net basis in November, as users switched to Softbank and KDDI to grab an Apple iPhone 5 supplied in Japan.
CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes on the challenge of the daily stock in 60 seconds segment and looks at Nomura Holdings' shares which advanced after the company posted it's fourth straight quarterly profit.
*Honda falls after cutting profit forecast. TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Nikkei share average ended flat on Monday as disappointment about a profit warning from Honda Motor Co was balanced by hopes that the Bank of Japan will substantially expand its easing programme when it meets on Tuesday.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Nikkei share average ended flat on Monday as disappointment about profit warnings from Honda Motor Co and NTT DoCoMo Inc balanced hopes that the Bank of Japan will substantially expand its easing programme when it meets on Tuesday. The Nikkei dipped 3.7 points to 8,929.34 after tumbling off a four-week high on Friday.
CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes on the challenge of the daily stock in 60 seconds segment and looks at NTT Docomo.
TOKYO, Oct 26- Japan's Nikkei share average was knocked off a four-week high on Friday on concern that Chinese funds face heavy redemptions after a poor quarterly performance, and as disappointing earnings from Fanuc Ltd dragged.
The unlikely success story of Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son has taken another leap with his latest mega-deal, announced Monday, to take a 70 percent stake in U.S. mobile phone carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20 billion.