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  • TOKYO, Feb 25- Japanese stocks steadied around a 15- year high on Wednesday morning in a choppy morning session, as cautiousness over an over-heating market was partially countered by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's message of policy flexibility. At 0124 GMT, it was up 0.2 percent at 18,643.28 after peaking at 18,648.77 earlier, the highest point since...

  • *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...

  • TOKYO, Feb 18- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh eight-year high on Wednesday morning after U.S. stocks rallied on hopes that a debt deal would be reached with Greece, while eyes are on the policy decision by the Bank of Japan, which is widely expected to keep its policy on hold. Greece will remain an immediate concern for financial markets as the European...

  • Nikkei rises to near 8-year high as Wall Street gains Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 10:15 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near eight-year high on Monday, helped by Wall Street's gains, while investors digested weaker-than-expected domestic growth data. Japan's economy rebounded from recession in the final quarter of last year but growth was weaker than expected as household and corporate spending disappointed, underlining...

  • 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.

  • Asian stocks mixed on renewed China worries Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:38 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday, as a weak trade report from China over the weekend, along with a selloff in U.S. shares, depressed sentiment.

  • 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.

  • *Japanese equities rise on strong Mitsubishi results. NEW YORK, Feb 4- The U.S. dollar rebounded on Wednesday from its worst day in more than a year, while a retreat in oil prices pressured energy shares and weighed on Wall Street. Encouraging economic data out of the United States and Europe and optimism about Greece's debt negotiations drove up U.S. bond yields for...

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip after 2-day run; ADP data on tap Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Wednesday, after a two-day rally for the S&P 500 ahead of data on the labor market and the services sector. *Investors will eye the January private-sector employment report from payrolls processor ADP at 8:15 a.m. for signs of continuing improvement in the labor market. *Later in the session at 9:45 a.m., financial...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- The U.S. dollar steadied on Wednesday after its worst day in more than a year, and a retreat in oil prices after four days of gains halted a rally in European stock markets. In Europe much attention is focussed on Greece, where shares fell 1 percent in early deals and government bond yields rose on a report that the European Central Bank is unwilling to...

  • Asian stock markets outside Shanghai joined the global rally on Wednesday, shrugging off a slip in crude oil prices in early trading.

  • Nikkei posts biggest gains in more than 2 weeks Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:28 AM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 4- Japanese shares posted their biggest gains in more than two weeks on Wednesday after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's strong results lifted financial shares, and hopes for a new Greek debt swap deal and a stabilization in oil prices underpinned broader sentiment. The Nikkei share average ended 2.0 percent higher to 17,678.74.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 4- Asian shares took Wall Street's lead to reach three-month peaks on Wednesday as revived risk sentiment dented the U.S. dollar and sovereign bonds, though it was unclear how long this latest mood swing would last. U.S. crude was quoted 66 cents lower at $52.39, but that compares with a low last week of $43.58. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- Japanese shares rose on Wednesday as banks outperformed on strong earnings from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group while hopes for a new Greek debt swap deal and a further recovery in oil prices underpinned the overall mood. Financial shares led the gains after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group posted better than expected profits in the three months to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 3- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, Japan's largest lender by assets, reported an 18 percent rise in nine-month profit, with aggressive overseas expansion offsetting continued weakness in domestic lending. MUFG, which acquired Bank of Ayudhya Pcl, Thailand's fifth-largest lender, in 2013, has been faring better than its Japanese rivals due to its...

  • The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.

  • Swiss franc drops to 2-week low, talk of SNB hand Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 6:03 AM ET

    The Swiss franc hit a two-week low against the euro and the dollar, on talk that the Swiss National Bank was intervening to weaken the currency.

  • Franc down 5% on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap.