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Ford Motor Co. rose$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $17.57. General Motors Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.42. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 23 or. 6 percent, to $35.79.
TOKYO— World markets were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian stocks. KEEPING SCORE: In morning trade in Europe, France's CAC 40 dipped 0.1 percent to 4,359.30 and Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 6,807.75.
TOKYO, July 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a fourth day in choppy trade on Wednesday, as strong corporate earnings led by Honda Motor Co and Tokyo Electron Ltd eclipsed weak industrial output data. The Nikkei ended 0.2 percent higher to 15,646.23, the highest closing price since Jan. 23.
TOKYO, July 30- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to hover at six-month highs in choppy trade on Wednesday morning, as strong corporate earnings led by Honda Motor Co and Tokyo Electron Ltd eclipsed data showing weak industrial output.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $17.69. General Motors Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.86. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 76 or 2.2 percent, to $35.94.
*Honda's N.American Q1 operating profit down 6 pct. Honda said its Mexico plant, which makes the Fit subcompact, was hit by delays as it adopted new manufacturing techniques, but the company kept its full-year U.S. sales targets unchanged and said volumes would get back on track.
TOKYO— Honda's quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on demand for remodeled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Honda, Japan's No. 3 automaker, posted 574 billion yen profit on 11.84 trillion yen sales for the last fiscal year, which ended March 2014.
TOKYO, July 29- Honda Motor Co's April-June operating profit rose 7.1 percent from a year earlier to 198.04 billion yen, beating analyst estimates, boosted by cost cuts and strong sales of the remodelled Fit in Japan.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.2 percent to 24,483.85 while China's benchmark Shanghai Composite gained 0.1 percent to 2,180.52. Markets in India, Indonesia and Malaysia were closed for holidays. Asian tech heavyweights Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. will release their quarterly financial results on Thursday.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $17.64. General Motors Co. fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $34.90. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $35.18.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 09 or. 5 percent, to $17.53. General Motors Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $35.03. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $35.05.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co.. It surpassed Hyundai Motor Co and is closing in on Honda, whose sales fell 0.8 percent during the same period.
TOKYO— Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China. Nissan's vehicle sales grew in the robust North American market, on solid demand for the Rogue crossover and the Altima sedan, offsetting shaky Japan, where a rise in the consumption tax dampened sales overall.
Japan will be the market to watch this week on the back of key data and as earnings season in the world's third-largest economy kicks into full gear.
NEW YORK— Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda and Toyota.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $17.71. General Motors Co. fell$. 78 or 2.2 percent, to $34.96. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $35.08.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.84. General Motors Co. fell $1.67 or 4.5 percent, to $35.74. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $35.13.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 25 or 1.4 percent, to $18.03. General Motors Co. fell$. 96 or 2.6 percent, to $36.45. Toyota Motor Corp. rose$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $119.56.
*Volume may be low as market focused on China survey, Japanese earnings. TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday morning as the slightly weakening yen supported sentiment, but geopolitical worries over Ukraine and Gaza kept activity in check.
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