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  • Tokyo bucks regional slump; rest of Asia track US losses Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 5:32 AM ET

    Asian equities were lower across the board on Wednesday, pressured by a plunge on Wall Street overnight and as a string of China data fell short of expectations.

  • TOKYO, March 11- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday, with better-than-expected machinery orders offsetting the downdraft from weaker U.S. markets, which fell on growing views that the Federal Reserve may raise rates as soon as June. "The market started to worry about side effects from a further slide in the yen," said Hiroichi Nishi, general manager at...

  • China inflation data weigh on Asian stocks Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 3:21 AM ET

    Key bourses in Asia nursed losses on Tuesday, as a mixed bag of Chinese inflation data offset a positive lead from Wall Street.

  • TOKYO, March 10- Japan's Nikkei share average edged higher on Tuesday morning after U.S. shares rebounded on M&A activity and the yen weakened further against the dollar. "Investors may not make big bets until the next FOMC," said Hiroyuki Nakai, chief strategist at Tokai Tokyo Research Center. The closely watched settlement price, known in Japan as the special...

  • Fears that an interest rate hike in the United States is imminent drove Asian stock markets outside Shanghai lower on Monday.

  • A foreign currency dealer stands in front of monitors at the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

    Asian shares largely rose on Friday, supported by a stronger close on Wall Street overnight, with Japanese and South Korean markets scaling fresh highs.

  • *FamilyMart falls, UNY rises on merger talk news. TOKYO, March 6- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Friday as encouraging comments from the European Central Bank lifted sentiment, but FamilyMart Co tumbled on news that it was in merger talks with UNY Group Holdings Co. The Nikkei gained 1.1 percent to 18,965.86 points by midmorning, its...

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- U.S. auto safety regulators are considering unprecedented steps to speed up the replacement of potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags in millions of cars that remain on American roads despite massive recalls initiated by automakers. Rosekind, a former member of the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates major...

  • Nikkei edges up, BOJ's ETF buying helps sentiment Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:28 PM ET

    *Rakuten falls after Goldman cuts rating. TOKYO, March 5- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday after the central bank bought more exchange-traded funds, but gains were limited by investor caution ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday. Ono Pharmaceutical Co, which co-develops cancer treatment drug Opdivo with Bristol Myers Squibb, jumped 8 percent after...

  • *Sumco dives on fund-raising announcement. TOKYO, March 4- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Wednesday morning after weak performances in U.S. shares triggered profit-taking, while Sharp Corp dived after Standard& Poor's cut its credit rating. The dollar backed off from Tuesday's high of 120.27 yen, falling 0.1 percent to 119.62 yen.

  • Eleven analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected a year-to-year gain of 7.1 percent. The 48 economists polled by Thomson Reuters, on average, predicted annualized sales in February of 16.7 million vehicles. "There was definitely a slowdown" in sales after February 20, "said Mark LaNeve, Ford Motor Co's U.S. sales vice president.

  • *Sharp dives to 3- week low. TOKYO, March 3- Japan's Nikkei share average fell in choppy trade on Tuesday as investors took profits from the recent gains, but losses were limited as sentiment was supported Sharp Corp tumbled as much as 9.8 percent on news that it is planning to seek aid from its main lenders, as it expects losses to mount this year.

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- Cars or trucks subject to industry recalls would have to be repaired before the vehicles could be registered under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, is the latest congressional response to the deadly...

  • Wells Fargo puts a ceiling on subprime auto loans Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:40 AM ET

    Wells Fargo, one of the largest subprime car lenders, is pulling back from that roaring market, the New York Times reports.

  • Wells Fargo puts ceiling on subprime auto loans Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    A Wells Fargo bank branch in New York City.

    Wells Fargo, one of the largest subprime car lenders, is pulling back from that market, a move that is being felt throughout the auto industry. New York Times reports.

  • *Taisei Corp falls after fund raising announcement. TOKYO, March 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Monday morning after China's interest rate cut lifted global investors' risk appetite and the yen weakened, but gains were limited as investors were cautious about the market's recent rises. "Although the direct impact of the China's...

  • *Nissan working on plan to utilise Japan capacity- exec. "The key word is flexibility," Jose Munoz, executive vice president at Nissan and chairman of its North American arm, told reporters at Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama. With recent and upcoming model launches in the United States such as the Murano sport-utility vehicle, Maxima sedan and Titan pickup truck,...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 27- Nissan Motor Co will be able to meet its goal of taking 10 percent of the U.S. market in two years without any major new investments and by making use of capacity available at factories in Japan and South Korea, a top executive said on Friday. Jose Munoz, executive vice president of Nissan and chairman of its North American arm, also said there was...

  • *Pension fund investment strategy also lifts sentiment- analysts SoftBank, Fast Retailing contribute half Nikkei gains. TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Thursday morning after hedge funds were seen buying futures, while index-heavyweight stocks rose as investors' risk appetite improved on benign comments by Fed...

  • Looks and exterior design are still the top reasons why people avoid buying a certain model, J.D. Power said. The annual J.D. Power study is one of several that taken together show that certain brands-- Lexus, Toyota and of late, General Motors' Buick and Chevrolet brands-- are getting consistently high marks, while others consistently struggle to get above average...