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  • *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.

  • 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.

  • *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...

  • TOKYO, April 16- Japan's Sharp Corp and its main banks are to meet on Thursday to agree on a $1.7 billion rescue and restructuring plan for the loss-making electronics maker, a person involved in the discussions said. An agreement between the Osaka- based company and its main lenders, Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, would be Sharp's second big bailout...

  • *Olympus dives to near 1- month low after Sony halves stake. TOKYO, April 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose more than 1.5 percent on Thursday morning, rebounding from Wednesday's three-week low, helped by short-covering and hopes that the central bank is buying stocks. "Hedge funds are seen covering their short positions as the Nikkei fell sharply this week,"...

  • TOKYO, April 1- A global regulatory review on how to measure default risks on loans and other assets could have a negative impact on bank operations, potentially curbing lending, the new head of Japan's banking industry body said. Proposed changes in how to allocate risk weightings and other risk calculations "could put considerable constraints on financial...

  • Asian equities were mixed on Friday due to worries over Yemen, with Japan's benchmark index leading the losses on profit-taking and weak data.

  • TAIPEI/ TOKYO, March 20- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co is considering joining efforts to help rescue Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp, the company said in a statement late on Friday. The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, Hon Hai bought a 38 percent stake in a Sharp Corp TV panel plant in Sakai, Japan in 2012. It has been investing in...

  • TOKYO, March 20- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co plans to offer financial support to Japan's struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp, the Toyo Keizai business magazine said on Friday. Sharp, which has warned of its third annual loss in four years, has been negotiating terms of a rescue plan with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, part of Mitsubishi UFJ...

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group dropped 3.5 percent, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shed 2.2 percent and Mizuho Financial Group declined 1.7 percent. The Nikkei business daily said the proposal to boost banks' capital has been shepherded through the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision by the U.K. and Germany, which are concerned about a rise in rates, but...

  • Activis' massive bond books said to top $65B Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:11 AM ET
    Actavis pharmaceuticals

    Books on Actavis' jumbo nine-tranche bond partly backing the acquisition of Allergan were heard topping $65 billion and are due to close at 1:30 p.m. ET.

  • Asian equities were mixed on Friday as traders wait and see if Greece will apply for an extension of its bailout program before the Friday deadline.

  • *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...

  • Nikkei rises to 15-year high after strong export data Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:07 AM ET

    Japanese shares rose to a fifteen-year high on Thursday, while trade in the rest of Asia was quiet with several markets closed for Lunar New Year.

  • *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...

  • Japan's MUFG to introduce US-style board - sources Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group aims to add more directors to its board from outside the bank, revamping its management structure, says sources.

  • 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.