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*Argentine's default, Portugal bank woe hit financials despite limited exposure. TOKYO, Aug 4- Japanese stocks were flat on Monday after slipping to a one-week low in choppy early trade, as more losses on Wall Street and the conflict in Gaza and Ukraine sapped risk appetite.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of key risk events in the United States.
Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.
Investors are paying close attention to this reporting season which will give insights into how profitability is holding up following the tax hike.
Japan will be the market to watch this week on the back of key data and as earnings season in the world's third-largest economy kicks into full gear.
The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.
NEW YORK, July 26- A deal to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc over mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac leading up to the financial crisis could cost the bank between $800 million and $1.25 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK, July 25- Uncle Sam shouldn't rush to sell bonds longer than 30 years because there is adequate supply to meet demand for long-dated U.S. government bonds right now, according to analysts at the broker-dealer unit of Nomura Holdings.
Even before tougher sanctions against Russia hit the books, the country faces potential hits as investors turn their backs on its financial assets.
China's slowing property market tops the list of major economic risks, but some say the sector's stocks are "dirt cheap" and now is the time to buy.
Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.
NEW YORK, July 23- A federal judge on Wednesday said banks faced an uphill battle in convincing her to dismiss a U.S. regulator's claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.
Policy insiders are concerned that China's reform agenda is being sidelined by a focus on stimulus to meet the government's growth target.
Cross-investment between India and Japan has been relatively small, but economic reboots via Abenomics and Modinomics may change that, Nomura said.
*IPO process kicked off with initial Tokyo application. TOKYO/ SEOUL, July 16- Tokyo may struggle to get a piece of a listing that could value Japan's social messaging service Line Corp at up to $20 billion, with bankers saying New York is a more likely venue as a base for global expansion to build on explosive growth at home.
*Line may list in Tokyo and the United States. SEOUL, July 16- South Korea's Naver Corp said on Wednesday its Japan- based messaging application subsidiary Line Corp has applied for an IPO in Tokyo- an offering that could value the company at more than $10 billion. Naver, in a regulatory filing, stressed that its plans were preliminary.
TOKYO, July 15- Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp applied for an initial public offering that is likely to value the company at over 1 trillion yen around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
TOKYO, July 15- Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp applied for an initial public offering valued at over 1 trillion yen around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
Messaging app operator Line applied for an IPO valued at over 1 trillion yen ($9.85 billion) around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Yellen, facing questions on the economy and rate hike, will be pressured to acknowledge an uptick in inflation and improvement in the labor market.