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*Canada class action suit also targets Mizuho. March 14- Mizuho Bank, one of Japan's largest lenders, has became ensnared in North American legal fallout from Mt. Lawsuits in the United States and Canada represent a new legal front- and a deep-pocketed defendant- in the battle over Mt.
*Japan's record high trade deficit widely expected- analysts. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a second day following declines on Wall Street as minutes of the U.S. "People have realized that the market overreacted to the BOJ's announcement," said Masashi Oda, chief investment officer at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning, retreating from a 2 1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profits on banks and exporters when the weak yen trend paused. The Nikkei shed 0.7 percent to 14,738.69 in mid-morning trade after rising 3.1 percent at 14,843.24 on Tuesday, the highest close since Jan. 31.
TOKYO, Feb 18- Japan's Nikkei share average soared to a one-week high on Tuesday afternoon, spurred by banks after the Bank Of Japan said it would extend loan facilities by a year at its policy meeting. The Nikkei jumped 3.2 percent to 14,858.87 in early afternoon trade, the highest since Feb. 12.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
TOKYO, Feb 3- Japan's biggest banks, flush with cash from a year-long stock market rally, are poised to benefit this year from a spurt in loan growth at home fuelled by the economic stimulus measures of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
TOKYO, Feb 3- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc reported a 5.5 percent rise in net profit in the group's latest quarter, making up for slowing stock-related earnings with income from overseas lending.
Asian equities kicked off February on weak footing after Chinese factory growth slumped to a six-month low in January.
Mizuho Financial Group is raising its dividend payout as profits surge and other banks might follow suit, but these benefits may be short-lived.
TOKYO, Feb 3- Mizuho Financial Group is raising its dividend payout as profits surge and other big Japanese banks may follow suit, but the benefits to shareholders may be short-lived. Japan's three "megabanks" are benefiting from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies.
TOKYO, Jan 23- Mizuho Financial Group Inc said it would replace the chief executive of its core banking unit, the latest management shake-up in Japan's second-largest lender as it tries to repair a reputation tarnished by loans to organised crime.
TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc named a new head of its core lending unit on Thursday in the latest shake-up of its management following a scandal over loans to organised crime.
TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei stock average eased off from a two-week high on Thursday morning after a survey showed activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted in January for the first time in six months.
*Nidec, Japan Aviation jump after quarterly results. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei stock average advanced to a two-week high on Thursday, helped by gains in electronics component makers after strong results from Nidec, while some investors sought underperformers in the banking sector.
TOKYO/ HONG KONG, Jan 16- A joint venture between U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley and Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which suffered from a culture clash in its early stages, looks to have found its footing.
TOKYO, Jan 8- Japan's Nikkei soared on Wednesday after strong trade data in the United States boosted risk appetite, with traders seeing buying from foreign pension funds, while Nintendo Co Ltd jumped after China temporarily lifted a ban on selling game consoles.
TOKYO, Dec 30- Japan's Nikkei stock average hit a fresh six-year high on Monday, its final trading day for 2013, and is set to close the year up more than 55 percent to mark its biggest annual gain since 1972. The Nikkei advanced 0.3 percent to 16,230.23 in mid-morning trade, on track for a ninth straight day of gains, which would be its longest winning streak since July 2009.
*Construction firms up on Tokyo's plan for expressway upgrade. TOKYO, Dec 26- Tokyo's Nikkei share average climbed 0.9 percent to a more than six-year high on Thursday, with buying mostly by retail investors as tax-free investment accounts aimed at driving Japanese savings into stocks kicked off.
*Exporters rise as USD stays above 100 yen. TOKYO, Nov 20- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as recent outperformers including banks and non-life insurers pulled back, offseting gains in exporters after the dollar traded above 100 yen. Panasonic Corp rose 1.5 percent, Toyota Motor Corp added 0.5 percent and Nikon Corp rose 1.4 percent.
TOKYO, Nov 19- The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, seeking to revive its finances, will receive $2 billion in funding from its lenders via private-placement bonds, a step that will offer greater protection to creditors, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.