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*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 stocks ended mostly higher on Thursday on upbeat Chinese data and the Federal Reserve's reassurance that rates would not rise anytime soon.
The historic mandate won by India's BJP party has amped up enthusiasm for Indian stocks, with banks raising their targets for the Sensex index.
Data points from Asia's two biggest economies, the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve will likely influence regional markets this week.
*Nikkei turns negative on week, strong yen hits exporters. *Fall in U.S. stocks, yields raise concerns. TOKYO, May 16- Japanese shares stumbled on Friday as the combination of a stronger yen and a second day of declines on Wall Street depressed sentiment, leaving the market poised for the third-week of losses in the past month.
Gold ended above $1,300 an ounce on Wednesday after the dollar and global equities came under pressure.
The euro bounced back thanks to the Bank's of England's loose monetary policy and Asian central banks.
The PBOC's call on the lenders to give priority to first-time home buyers when allocating credit marks a policy shift for the government.
The bond market is giving the stock market angst.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday in a quiet session with several markets shut for the 'May 1' public holiday.
SYDNEY, May 1- Asian markets suffered only a brief wobble on Thursday as data on China's vast manufacturing sector just missed forecasts, with upbeat earnings news helping Japanese stocks stage their biggest rally in two weeks.
TOKYO, May 1- Japanese shares rallied on Thursday, helped by a record closing high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and solid earnings from brokerage firms such as Nomura Holdings, and some manufacturers.
*Murata, Fujitsu jump on upbeat guidance. Dow and solid earnings from brokerage firms such as Nomura Holdings, and some manufacturers. "At least he seems to have considered not completely denying future easing," said Eiji Kinouchi, chief technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.
Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as investors concentrated on central bank policy decisions in Japan and the U.S.
*Q4 net profit 61.3 bln yen vs 41 bln yen analyst view. TOKYO, April 30- Nomura Holdings, Japan's biggest investment banking and brokerage group, reported its first profit decline in seven quarters as waning enthusiasm over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic stimulus policies brought down stock trading volumes.
TOKYO, April 30- Nomura Holdings, Japan's biggest investment banking and brokerage group, reported a 26 percent fall in quarterly profit as waning enthusiasm over economic stimulus policies brought down stock trading volumes.
NEW YORK, April 29- First Horizon National Corp will pay $110 million to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour, a U.S. regulator said on Tuesday. As part of the deal, First Horizon will pay $61.6 million to Fannie Mae and $48.4 million to Freddie Mac, the FHFA said.
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The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi made clear the euro's strength is a possible trigger to ease monetary policy.
NEW YORK, April 9- A group of small brokerages and large commodities companies have convinced lawmakers to tweak a rule they say would have made derivatives trading more expensive for them and sent more business to Wall Street banks that already dominate the market.