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  • *Fanuc to spend $844 million on new plant. TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese industrial robot maker Fanuc Corp on Monday said it would double its planned investment in a new factory, a week after hedge fund Third Point called on the firm to use its cash pile to boost shareholder returns by buying back shares. The cash-rich company said its decision to spend 100 billion yen on...

  • Instead of research reports, news and data coming from different touch points- email, the web, or proprietary systems like those offered by Thomson Reuters Corp and Bloomberg LP- they would instead flow into one central hub. It would be funded from the $66 million Symphony received in capital from a group of Wall Street banks led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc in...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 5- China stocks shot up more than 2 percent on Thursday after the central bank eased policy in an attempt to combat an economic slowdown and ward off deflation, but profit taking pared gains by midday. The move by the People's Bank of China to cut reserve ratio requirements for banks had been widely expected before the long Lunar New Year holidays in...

  • Sony stock soars on strongest result in decade Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:57 PM ET

    Sony's above-view preliminary results released overnight reaffirms analysts' faith in the Japanese electronics giant.

  • Central bank surprises: Who’s next? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 5:45 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Central banks worldwide kept markets on their toes with unexpected policy moves January, and economists say the surprises aren't stopping there.

  • 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.

  • Oil up again, but refinery strikes limit gains Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET

    Oil prices climbed on Monday, adding to Friday's powerful rally, but another strong weekly build in U.S. crude stocks limited gains.

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Asian shares wavered between positive and negative territory on Friday, as a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street helped counter persistent concerns over global growth and sagging Chinese shares. Spreadbetters predicted the U.S. lustre would rub off on European bourses when they opened, with Britain's FTSE 100 expected to open up around 19...

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings led by Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed sentiment, but a sell-off in index-heavyweight SoftBank Corp limited the gains. SoftBank Corp fell 3.4 percent and contributed a hefty 28.74 negative points to the Nikkei after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported...

  • *SoftBank bucks weakness after Alibaba's revenue disappoints. TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings in the United States and at home from the likes of Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed investors' risk appetite. Nomura Holdings Inc rose 3.1 percent after reporting the biggest jump in its quarterly profits...

  • Asian stocks fall on oil, corporate earnings concerns Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    Asian indices were broadly lower early Thursday, as a rout in energy stocks and a slew of disappointing corporate earnings weigh on regional markets.

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Nomura Holdings Inc reported a 45 percent rise in third-quarter net profits on Thursday, the biggest jump in its quarterly profits in a year, thanks to a strong performance by its retail equity business. Nomura, Japan's largest investment bank and brokerage, has benefited along with nearest rival Daiwa Securities Group Inc from a renewed appetite...

  • *Q3 profit Y70 bln yen vs Y39.5 bln analyst view. TOKYO, Jan 29- Nomura Holdings Inc reported a near 50 percent jump in third-quarter net profit on Thursday, as weakness in overseas bond-trading was offset by strength in the retail business of Japan's biggest investment bank and brokerage. Profit reached 70 billion yen in October-December versus the 39.5 billion...

  • Cramer: Dump SanDisk, and buy Skyworks—room to run Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    Jim Cramer thinks it's time to lose the SanDisk dead wood, and snap up Skyworks while you can.

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • ECB QE puts Nikkei rally back on Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:44 PM ET

    The ECB's Japan-style QEis just the trigger needed to put the sputtering Nikkei rally back on track, say Tokyo stock strategists.

  • Back to black: India on course for 2015 milestone Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:55 PM ET

    India's current account will see a surplus as the sharp decline in commodity prices drives a significant improvement in the country's terms of trade.

  • Are Europe’s low bond yields a bargain? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    With quantitative easing on the cards, Europe's already low interest rates are set to fall, but some believe the continent offers the best bond returns.

  • Why record tourists to Japan won't matter much Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    Tourist spending hits a record high in Japan, and while good for certain sectors, it represents a small slice of the overall economy, say analysts.

  • Time out for Swiss watchmakers? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    The Swiss franc's appreciation may dent Asian sales for Swiss luxury watchmakers, analysts say, exacerbating fallout from China's anti-corruption drive.