Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.» Read More
*Gree surges to 10- month high on Goldman Sachs upgrade. *Mixi untraded with glut of sell orders. Bucking the weakness, internet gaming firm Gree Inc surged 20 percent and was the most traded stock by turnover and was the biggest percentage gainer after Goldman Sachs upgraded its rating to' neutral' from' sell'.
*Sekisui Chemical hits 6- year high. TOKYO, Dec 3- Japan's Nikkei share average scaled 6-1/ 2 month highs on Tuesday morning after the yen tumbled on speculation the Bank of Japan is looking to add to its massive stimulus efforts to rejuvenate the world's third-biggest economy.
*Mazda outperforms on Credit Suisse upgrade. TOKYO, Dec 2- Japanese stocks edged down in choppy trade on Monday morning as investors turned cautious over the market's recent rapid pace of gains, while trading was thin ahead of major U.S. economic data due this week.
*Exporters rise as USD stays above 100 yen. TOKYO, Nov 20- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as recent outperformers including banks and non-life insurers pulled back, offseting gains in exporters after the dollar traded above 100 yen. Panasonic Corp rose 1.5 percent, Toyota Motor Corp added 0.5 percent and Nikon Corp rose 1.4 percent.
TOKYO, Nov 19- The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, seeking to revive its finances, will receive $2 billion in funding from its lenders via private-placement bonds, a step that will offer greater protection to creditors, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's Nikkei share average stepped back from six-month highs on Tuesday morning, with a bounce in the yen denting exporters while financials retreated after their recent earnings-led rally.
*Kyocera, Toyota Motor slip after stellar gains last week. TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Nikkei rose slightly to hold at six-month highs on Monday morning as investors scooped up financial shares after recent strong results, though recent outperformers like Toyota Motor Corp took a breather.
Asia stocks rallied on Friday for a second straight session as investors cheered comments from Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen.
TOKYO, Nov 15- Japan's Nikkei average surged above the 15,000- mark for the first time in six months on Friday, as strong quarterly earnings buoyed financials while exporters took advantage of the yen's slide to a two-month low against the dollar.
*Mizuho Financial Group posts Q2 net of 181.8 billion yen vs 356 mln a year ago. "We are seeing a slight increase in domestic loan demand, but capital expenditure has not shown sharp growth yet," Yasuhiro Sato, the president of Mizuho Financial Group told a news conference after releasing the group's results.
*Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Q2 net 274.9 bln yen up 156 pct vs year ago. *Mizuho Financial Group posts Q2 net of 181.8 billion yen vs 356 mln a year ago. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Mizuho Financial Group, respectively Japan's largest and second largest lenders by assets, posted strong results on Thursday for the first half of the financial year.
TOKYO, Nov 14- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said net profit for the six months through September jumped 83 percent from a year earlier, as a rally in Japanese stocks pushed up the value of its equity portfolio, and it raised its full year forecast.
Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday as the yen weakened while the rest of Asian investors cheered dovish remarks from Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen.
TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's scandal-hit Mizuho Financial Group lifted its full year forecast as its net profit surged in the second quarter ending in September, thanks to a stock market rally that boosted the value of its equity portfolio.
*Lifts full-year net profit forecast 750 bln yen from 580 bln yen earlier. TOKYO, Nov 12- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc, Japan's third-largest lender by assets, raised its profit forecast for the year ending in March, as a rally in Japanese stocks pushed up the value of the bank's equity holdings.
Asian shares rose on Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street, with focus turning to the last day of China's policy meeting.
TOKYO, Nov 6- The Tokyo Stock Exchange is launching a new index comprised of companies with high return on equity and strong corporate governance to appeal to investors, amid a strong rally in Japanese shares this year.
TOKYO, Nov 6- Mitsubishi Motors Corp laid out plans to boost production and profit by about one-third over three years with a focus on emerging markets as it turns the page on a decade-long revival campaign.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's financial regulator will widen a probe next week into whether all three of the country's big banks, including top lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, conducted transactions with Japanese gangsters, known as the yakuza.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Financial Services Agency said on Tuesday it will start inspection of three major banks, including the country's top lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, from next week over possible transactions involving "yakuza" mobsters.