Asian equities were mostly higher on Monday, led by a rally in Chinese markets, on optimism about the health of the world's second-largest economy.» Read More
The licence for New Kansai International Airport, which will be bundled with the operating rights for smaller Osaka International Airport, should fetch at least 2 trillion yen, Keiichi Ando, the chief executive of the government-owned New Kansai International Airport Co, told reporters.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday, tracking U.S. declines, while caution set in ahead of the second-quarter earnings season.
*Mitsubishi UFJ, CIMB and TPG among suitors- bankers. *Targets include Rizal Commercial Banking Corp- bankers.
TOKYO, June 27- Four years after Japan tightened rules on the consumer finance industry- and wiped out thousands of non-bank moneylenders- some lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party want to shift back to deregulation, arguing this would help small businesses access the cash they need and fuel economic growth.
TOKYO, June 18- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday morning, benefitting from gains on Wall Street and a weaker yen which drove exporters higher. Exporters were stronger after the dollar reached a one-week high of 102.25, with Panasonic Corp soaring 2.9 percent, Nissan Motor Co adding 0.5 percent and Tokyo Electron Ltd gaining 1.2 percent.
TOKYO, June 16- A pattern of spending on hostess bars and overseas junkets for local pension fund officials went unchecked by senior managers at Deutsche Bank's Japanese securities arm, who failed to prevent or turned a blind eye to expenses that could be prosecuted as bribery, previously undisclosed details of a regulatory investigation show.
*Shares bought back after MSCI keeps rival South Korea, Taiwan shares in EM Market cautious after Nikkei trades above 15,000- analyst.
TOKYO, June 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a one-week low on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors took profits after the weak yen trend paused, while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rose on a brokerage upgrade. The Nikkei shed 0.9 percent to 14,994.80, the lowest closing since June 2.
TOKYO, June 10- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down Tuesday morning in choppy trade as investors took profits after the index hit a three-month high the previous day, but losses were limited by another rise on Wall Street.
*Wall Street rise, solid U.S. housing data support sentiment. TOKYO, May 26- Japanese shares climbed to a one-month high on Monday morning, extending its winning streak to a third day, helped by the yen's retreat and a closing record-high for Wall Street on upbeat U.S. housing data.
*Sony falls after CEO fails to impress investors with restructuring plans. TOKYO, May 23- Japan's Nikkei share average surged to a four-week high on Friday morning, thanks to upbeat economic data in Japan's two biggest trade partners, with the yen's retreat rounding out an encouraging array of positive catalysts.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as robust growth figures from the world's third-largest economy failed to lift sentiment.
TOKYO, May 14- Japan's three biggest banks beat market forecasts with record annual profits, fuelled by a stock market boom, but said earnings will fall this business year as the glow of "Abenomics" fades and lending gains remain restrained.
TOKYO, May 14- Japanese banks' profits are likely to fall this business year from last when stock-related gains sent earnings soaring, but the overseas reach of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc will ensure the biggest lender by assets loses out the least.
*Nikon hits lowest since March 2011 on profit decline f'cast. *Sony, megabanks' earnings eyed on Wednesday. TOKYO, May 14- Japan's Nikkei average edged down on Wednesday, slipping from a 1-1/ 2- week high on profit-taking after big gains the previous day, while Kadokawa Corp and Dwango Co soared on a media report that the two firms plan to merge.
Chinese shares outperformed on Monday as investors cheered the latest market reforms while geopolitical tensions weighed on the rest of region.
May 9- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, Japan's biggest lender, is considering bidding for the corporate trust arm of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter. Ron Gruendl, a spokesman for BNY Mellon, said the company does not comment on market speculation.
May 9- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, Japan's biggest lender, is considering bidding for the corporate trust arm of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter. Officials at BNY Mellon were not immediately available for comment outside regular U.S. business hours.
*To raise Y300 bln in subordinated yen, dollar loans. TOKYO, May 8- Suntory Holdings Ltd aims to raise more than 800 billion yen in debt to finance its purchase of U.S. spirits company Beam Inc, Japan's third-biggest outbound deal ever, people with knowledge of the deal said on Thursday.
Asian equities were sharply sold off on Wednesday on mounting concerns that Ukraine was on the brink of a civil war.