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Inpex Corp shares fell 3.4 percent while Japan Petroleum Exploration Co shares lost 3.2 percent. ANA Holdings rose 3.3 percent and Japan Airlines Co gained 4.4 percent. Pioneer Corp soared 8.8 percent based in part on favourable market research by Deutsche Bank, while a target price hike from Barclays helped lift Nintendo's share price by 3.1 percent.
LEGO is dipping its toe into the $4 billion toys-to-life market, an emerging genre of play that combines physical toys with digital experiences.
SINGAPORE, Sept 30- Ultrasound- inaudible sound waves normally associated with cancer treatments and monitoring the unborn- may change the way we interact with our mobile devices. UK start-up Ultrahaptics, for example, is working with premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover to create invisible air-based controls that drivers can feel and tweak.
Sony has slashed the price of its PlayStation 4 games console by over 12 percent in its Japanese home market — and finally given a name to its virtual reality gaming headset.
Nintendo's enormously successful Pokémon franchise is coming to mobile devices in a free-to-play, augmented reality game due in 2016.
At Apple’s product event on Wednesday, it is expected to introduce a TV device with more capabilities as the company seeks a bigger presence in homes.
Asian shares turned mixed late Thursday, as mainland equity markets fell sharply in the afternoon session.
TOKYO, July 30- Nikkei share average rose sharply on Thursday to a near one-week high as investors in export focused firms took heart from the Federal Reserve's upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy, and strong earnings posted by blue-chips like Hitachi and Nintendo. Hitachi Ltd jumped 6.5 percent after its pre-tax profit soared 23.2 percent to 142.6 billion...
*Panasonic tanks after missing expectations. TOKYO, July 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose briskly on Thursday morning to break a four-day losing streak after the U.S. "The Fed's outcome was ideal for the stock market," said Hiroichi Nishi, general manager at SMBC Nikko Securities, adding that market also takes comfort from Chinese shares which he said were...
TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Wednesday booked a profit for the April-June quarter, defying market expectations for a loss due to a weaker yen and strong sales of its "amiibo" figurines which are sold as accessories to its popular games. Nintendo swung to a first-quarter operating profit of 1.1 billion yen from a loss of 9.5 billion yen a year earlier.
Chinese stocks rebounded on Wednesday, taking the lead in a broader recovery in Asian markets.
GENEVA, July 24- The World Trade Organization finalized a list of 201 information technology products to be freed from import tariffs in a $1.3 trillion deal on Friday, but said it was still short of the critical mass of countries needed to put it into force. Removing tariffs on trade worth $1.3 trillion is expected to give a $190 billion boost to the world economy.
GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, July 24- World Trade Organization members met in Geneva on Friday trying to finalise a deal to cut tariffs on $1 trillion of information technology products from video games to medical equipment. The United States said a deal had been struck, but WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo postponed a press conference at which he and the talks'...
Technology manufacturers like General Electric Co, Intel Corporation, Texas Instruments Inc, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co are among companies expected to benefit from the deal. "That definitely impacts Intel and that's important but also as important are the other technologies that it covers that were not even dreamt of when the original ITA was...
Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday, with Shanghai stocks widening losses despite better-than-expected Chinese gross domestic product data.
TOKYO, July 13- Nintendo Co Ltd Chief Executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer on Saturday, months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales. The death of the hands-on CEO and president, announced by Nintendo on Monday, comes at a critical time for the company which is betting that its new...
Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Monday on optimism that European officials will soon agree on a third bailout deal for Greece.
*Iwata dies from growth in bile duct- Nintendo. TOKYO, July 13- Nintendo Co Ltd Chief Executive Satoru Iwata died after a long illness, the company said on Monday, months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales. Iwata resisted the move to smartphones for fear of cannibalising Nintendo's...
*Iwata died from growth in bile duct- Nintendo. TOKYO, July 13- Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd's chief executive and president, Satoru Iwata, died on Saturday due to a growth in his bile duct, the company said. Iwata has been a director at Kyoto- based Nintendo since 2000, and was appointed president in 2002. He has also acted as CEO of the U.S. unit since 2013..
CNBC compiles a list of the 10 most-anticipated video games to be released for the next holiday season.