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  • *Japan Display soars on report it is considering building a plant. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a third day to hit a fresh 15- year high on Friday morning, with market sentiment getting a boost from a weaker yen following robust U.S. jobless data. "Now the market is relieved again on hopes for an earlier U.S. rate hike," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a...

  • *Sony jumps to highest since April 2010 on mid-term business plan. TOKYO, Feb 19- Japanese stocks rose to a 15- year high on Thursday morning, helped by gains in financial and shipping companies, and as Sony Corp jumped on a well-received business plan. These include news state-owned Japan Post Holdings Co's ditching of its conservative approach to investments...

  • Mortgages: the next threat for Japanese banks? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 5:46 PM ET

    Japanese banks are being helped by stimulus efforts, but analysts warn that weak demand and stiff competition drive mortgage rates to record lows.

  • Is this oil rally the real deal? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    A worker inspects valves and pipes at an oil gathering station in Russia, January 28, 2015.

    Oil prices have rallied off post-crisis lows, possibly marking the rout's bottom as producers' cutbacks begin pinching supply, some analysts said.

  • Singapore surprises with easing, clubbing currency Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:59 PM ET

    Singapore's central bank surprised markets with a between-meeting easing amid nearly non-existent inflation, decking the city-state's currency.

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • Vote puts Grexit back on front burner Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:52 AM ET
    Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheers at exit poll results January in Athens, Greece.

    Increased risk of a sovereign default in Greece after Syriza wins elections, with the possibility of Grexit keeping global markets nervous.

  • Vote puts Grexit back on front burner Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:15 PM ET
    Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheers at exit poll results January in Athens, Greece.

    Increased risk of a sovereign default in Greece after Syriza wins elections, with the possibility of Grexit keeping global markets nervous.

  • Buildings along the Singapore River are featured in this picture.

    Singapore's economic growth disappointed in the fourth quarter, as manufacturing contracted and tourism slumped.

  • Nikkei tipped to top 20,000 in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walks past a share prices board showing the numbers for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say.

  • *Japanese lenders also planning to offer new services in India. MUMBAI, Dec 17- Faced with a shrinking economy and tepid loan demand at home, Japan's largest banks are looking to bolster their presence in India, enthused by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda and improving ties between the two countries. Standard Chartered, the biggest foreign player in...

  • Wall Street banks making huge bet on this Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Some of Wall Street's biggest players are ready to write billion-dollar checks to finance a nearly $16 billion Gulf Coast natural-gas project.

  • Pedestrians look at an electronic stock board displaying the figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, center top left, and the exchange rate of the yen against the U.S. dollar, center top right, outside a securities firm in Tokyo, on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

    Asian bourses finished mixed on the last trading day of the week.

  • *MUFG H1 net profit 579 bln yen vs own f'cast 450 bln yen. TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's top three banks reported profits for the first half of the year far beyond their initial estimates, as reduced credit costs made up for more muted stock gains during a period of cooling enthusiasm over "Abenomics". Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, Mizuho Financial Group Inc and Sumitomo...

  • Will the BoJ alter its inflation target? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is set deliver its biannual economic Outlook Report, which may offer clues about the central bank's next move.

  • "Given its size, economic potential and its strategic position between China and India, Myanmar is forecast to be one of the fastest growing economies in the region over the medium term," Andrew Geczy, CEO of international and institutional banking for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, said in a statement.

  • Nomura, JP Morgan among Japan Post IPO underwriters Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    The Japanese government has selected Nomura Securities and JP Morgan among the 11 underwriters for a planned IPO of state-owned Japan Post.

  • YANGON, Oct 1- Myanmar has granted nine foreign banks, including three Japanese lenders and Australia's ANZ, approval to operate on a limited basis- a move aimed at spurring foreign investment in an economy emerging from decades of military rule.

  • TOKYO/ BANGKOK, Oct 1- Three major Japanese banks are among foreign banks that have been granted limited operating licences in Myanmar, a move that Myanmar's government hopes will spur foreign investment in an economy emerging from decades of military rule.

  • Asian equities were mostly lower on Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day in nearly two months.