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  • *Fast Retailing slides after June drop in Uniqlo sales. TOKYO, July 3- Japan's Nikkei share average drifted lower on Friday as caution ahead of a Greek national vote over the weekend suppressed investors' appetite for risk, with Fast Retailing Co sliding after it reported a drop in domestic sales. Fast Retailing was down 4 percent after it said on Thursday that...

  • TOKYO, June 30- General Electric Co said it would sell its European private equity financing business to a unit of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp for about $2.2 billion as the U.S. conglomerate sheds financial assets amid a restructuring. This makes the deal attractive to the core banking unit of Japan's third largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial...

  • TOKYO, June 30- General Electric Co is close to selling its European private equity financing unit to Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp for more than $2 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate sheds its financial assets amid a restructuring. This makes the deal attractive to the core banking unit of...

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped to a one-week low as risks of Greece defaulting on its debt repayment this week spiked dramatically, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. After bailout talks between the leftwing government and foreign lenders broke down at the weekend, the European Central Bank froze vital funding...

  • *Nikkei rises above dot-com bubble peak hit in 2000. TOKYO, June 24- Japan's Nikkei share average vaulted to the highest level since 1996, ramping up the gains to around 20 percent since the start of the year thanks to signs of a pick up in economic growth, earnings optimism and hopes Greece will avoid a debt default. I think the Nikkei's rally will accelerate in the...

  • *Toshiba underperforms after report saying accounting trouble spread to other ops. TOKYO, June 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Tuesday morning as hopes grew that a deal would be reached to avoid Greece defaulting on loans, lifting recently fallen stocks such as banks. European Council President Donald Tusk, who chaired an...

  • *Taisei and Obayashi soar on report about nuclear project in Turkey. TOKYO, June 22- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning on hopes that 11th- hour proposals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would appease its creditors and help avert a default. Exporters were higher, with Honda Motor Co rising 1.4 percent, Canon Inc gaining 1.1 percent and...

  • TOKYO, June 18- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a fresh one-week low on Thursday after the market digested the U.S. The Nikkei share average dropped 0.7 percent to 20,078.47 in midmorning trade after falling to as low as 20,042.43, the lowest level since June 10. "The Fed's view on the rate hike gave little surprise to the market," said Masaru Hamasaki, head of...

  • *Greece default fears hit sentiment. TOKYO, June 16- Japanese stocks slipped on Tuesday as Greece teetered on the brink of a default, while investors kept a wary watch for clues on the timing of U.S. rate increases as the Federal Reserve begins its two-day policy-setting meeting later in the day. Greece and its creditors hardened their stances on Monday after the...

  • TOKYO, June 11- Japanese stocks bounced back from three-week lows on Thursday on hopes that the European market for Japanese exports will improve as Greece inched closer to reaching a cash-for-reform deal with its creditors. The Nikkei's gains were driven primarily by improved sentiment in global markets on Greece as the country's Prime Minister Alexis...

  • *Rakuten announces public offering through new shares. TOKYO, June 4- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning after U.S. and European shares strengthened, but Rakuten Inc tumbled after announcing plans to issue $1.6 billion in new shares. Treasury yields rose in tandem with their European counterparts as European Central Bank President Mario...

  • *Yahoo Japan jumps on China business plan. TOKYO, May 29- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday on hopes of better shareholder returns, looking set to extend its winning streak to 11 straight sessions and its fifth straight month of gains. Nonetheless, the market is really firm, "said Toshiyuki Kanayama, market analyst at Monex Securities.

  • A new trading week ushered in another mixed trading session for Asia, as investors' confidence wavered following more below-view data from China.

  • Sharp secures a $1.7 billion bank bailout Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:56 AM ET

    Japan's loss-making Sharp said it had secured a $1.7 billion bailout from banks, its second major rescue in three years.

  • SAO PAULO, May 7- Votorantim Cimentos SA on Thursday became the first Brazilian company to tap international bond markets since November, after clinching the sale of 500 million euros in 10- year debt. Proceeds from the deal will be used to repurchase a $303 million euro bond due in 2017, Chief Financial Officer Lorival Luz said in a phone interview from London.

  • RBS sells further North American loan portfolio Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:18 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland has sold a further portfolio of North American loans to Mizuho, as it continues to sell off unwanted international assets.

  • *Canon, Fanuc among companies reporting earnings Mon. TOKYO, April 27- Japanese stocks were flat in a choppy Monday morning as investors were cautious amid the earnings season and ahead of some key events later this week, including central bank meetings in Japan and the United States. "The Nikkei will likely stay directionless this week," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a...

  • By Taro Fuse and Ritsuko Ando. TOKYO, April 16- Japan's Sharp Corp clinched a $1.7 billion bailout deal from its banks in return for a promise to cut 5,000 jobs and split off its ailing smartphone display unit, a person familiar with the deal said on Thursday. As part of its second major bailout in three years, Sharp's lenders, Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi...

  • TOKYO, April 16- Japan's Sharp Corp and its main banks are set to agree on Thursday to a $1.7 billion rescue and restructuring plan that will likely include a promise to split off its ailing smartphone display business, a person involved in the discussions said. As part of its second major bailout in three years, Sharp's lenders, Mizuho Bank and Bank of...

  • Japan's Sharp, banks near $1.7 billion overhaul deal Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:18 PM ET

    Sharp and its main banks are to meet on Thursday to agree on a nearly $2 billion rescue and overhaul plan for the loss-making electronics maker.