Asian equity markets finished mostly higher on the final trading day of the week following another record close for the S&P 500 overnight.» Read More
TOKYO, Oct 1- Softbank Corp, Japan's No.3 mobile carrier, said on Monday it will to buy smaller operator eAccess Ltd through a share swap, aiming to complete the transaction in February.
Stocks tumbled Friday and the S&P hit a 12-year low as news of the government's stake in Citigroup and General Electric slashing its dividend stirred worry in the market.
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.