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
*Nikkei falls 2.1 pct, Topix down 2.6 pct. TOKYO, June 21- Japan's Nikkei average shed 2.1 percent on Friday, extending its previous session's decline as investors fretted about the implications of the Federal Reserve's plan to wean off the U.S. economy's dependence on cheap money.
*Nikkei rises 1.9 pct, Topix up 1.7 pct in active trade. TOKYO, June 14- Japan's Nikkei average jumped 1.9 percent on Friday, recovering some of the previous session's sharp fall, as robust data eased concerns over whether the U.S. economy can withstand a pullback in stimulus by the Federal Reserve. "
DUBAI, June 12- After several sluggish years, mergers and acquisitions activity within the Middle East is showing signs of revival, giving hope to global banks which scaled back their regional operations because of a dearth of deal flow.
The Great Rotation may not consist of a mass rush out of bonds, but wait until investors see their quarterly statements.
U.S. stocks popped on word that Standard & Poor's affirmed the United States' debt ratings, revising its outlook to "stable" from "negative" on receding credit risks.
TOKYO, June 10- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 4.9 percent on Monday, marking its biggest one-day gain since March 2011, after U.S. jobs data eased growth concerns but was not strong enough for the Federal Reserve to scale back massive stimulus.
TOKYO, June 10- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded sharply on Monday, departing the bear market territory it reached last week, after a strong Wall St showing, a weaker yen and upbeat revisions of economic data boosted confidence. Toyota Motor Corp gained 7.1 percent, Honda Motor Co rose 3.7 percent and Sony Corp added 5.9 percent.
TOKYO, June 10- Japan's Nikkei share average. Exporters advanced, with Toyota Motor Corp gaining 4.9 percent, Honda Motor Co rising 3.2 percent and Sony Corp adding 3.4 percent. Recently battered financials also gained, with Nomura Holdings adding 6.3 percent, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group rising 4.9 percent and Mizuho Financial Group adding 4.3 percent.
TOKYO/ HONG KONG, June 10- Japan's stock trading boom has turned long-suffering equities desks in Tokyo into profit drivers for global investment banks, with those that resisted the urge to cut staff when the market was in the doldrums doing the best.
Thousands of private messages sent between users of Bloomberg's financial terminals have leaked online.
Most Asian stock markets closed in positive territory on Monday with a weaker yen propelling Japan's benchmark Nikkei index to a fresh five-and-a-half-year peak, while the Shanghai Composite pared losses following a raft of lower-than-expected economic data from the mainland.
Even though it's more history than not, first quarter GDP is the number traders will be watching Friday for what it might say about the current slowdown that began in March.
Italian prosecutors stepped up investigations into alleged fraud at Monte dei Paschi bank by ordering police to gather evidence from JP Morgan, one of several foreign lenders linked to the scandal.
Italian prosecutors said they have ordered the seizure of 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion) of assets from Japanese bank Nomura as part of an investigation into a suspected fraud.
Japan and Australia led gains as Asian indices ended mixed on Wednesday.
Is it a surprise that PC shipments are declining? No, but two things stand out: the magnitude of the decline was steeper than expected, and now the Asians have stopped buying. That's news.
Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena is seeking damages of at least 1.2 billion euros ($1.56 billion) from two former executives and investment banks Nomura and Deutsche Bank over derivative trades, a judicial source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Nearly three years after Britain's Conservative-led government vowed to restore the country to financial health, the economy looks stuck in a rut and could already be in its third recession since 2008.
The government's sale of a $10 billion stake in Japan Tobacco, the world's third-largest tobacco company, is expected to kick off within days after bankers met on Tuesday over deal details.
Board members at Monte dei Paschi are expected to say that Italy's third largest bank may have lost up to 1 billion euros on trades, higher than the initial estimate.