Asian equity markets struggled for direction on Wednesday following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street overnight.» Read More
Futures started the day lower as investors bailed out of Citigroup, then slipped further after a report showed economic growth slowed more than previously expected.
Global governments, like Japan, Sweden and possibly Russia, are stepping up aid to support ailing financial companies in order to re-instill economic growth.
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's top mobile phone operator, said on Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 45 percent after it slashed incentives on handsets, and it kept its full-year forecast for a small growth that is below market expectations.
Companies are picking up on Nintendo's motion-sensing technology, incorporating it into new electronic products, some of which go beyond the realm of video gaming.