Asia stocks were mostly higher on Thursday after the Fed unveiled a cut in stimulus and vowed to keep rates low but China underperformed on liquidity fears.» Read More
*JPMorgan and others sell futures to lock in profits from Wed- traders. TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 1.5 percent on Thursday morning to within striking distance of its year high, as global equity markets took the glass half-full view after the U.S.
*Nitto Denko nosedives after cutting forecast. TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped 1.4 percent to a one-week low on Thursday morning, led The Nikkei shed 223.11 points to 15,291.95 in mid-morning trade after hitting a low of 15,288.91, the weakest since last Friday.
Asian markets declined in tepid trade on Tuesday as investors digested a raft of Chinese economic reports and ignored a record close on Wall Street.
TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Nikkei stock average climbed as much as 2 percent on Monday morning, buoyed by a slide in the yen after an upbeat U.S. jobs report raised expectations the Federal Reserve will soon begin unwinding its stimulus.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday, as focus turned to the release of U.S. jobs data for clues on when the Fed could cut back its stimulus program.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.
TOKYO, Dec 4- For Japan's electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier. Companies from Panasonic Corp to Toshiba Corp are diverting engineers and money away from their TV operations and into developing' smart appliances' after losing out in the living room to cheaper Asian rivals.
Japan's Nikkei rose to a new six-month peak on Tuesday thanks to supportive comments from the Bank of Japan.
*Mazda outperforms on Credit Suisse upgrade. TOKYO, Dec 2- Japanese stocks edged down in choppy trade on Monday morning as investors turned cautious over the market's recent rapid pace of gains, while trading was thin ahead of major U.S. economic data due this week.
Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Friday as investors engaged in profit-taking in the absence of a lead from Wall Street.
TOKYO, Nov 29- Japan's Nikkei average was nearly flat on Friday morning after hitting an almost six-year closing high the previous day as investors locked in profits from recent gains in exporters, while shippers outperformed on the back of stronger freight charges. The Nikkei is still within sight of a 5-1/ 2 year peak of 15,942.60 marked on May 23.
Asian equity markets followed their Wall Street counterparts higher on Thursday, led by a near 2 percent rally in Japanese shares.
*Sumco jumps to 4- mth high on report on higher profits. TOKYO, Nov 28- Japan's Nikkei share average sped to a 6- month high on Thursday morning, as a slump in the yen jolted exporters higher on expectations of improved earnings.
Chinese shares outperformed on Wednesday while the rest of Asian shares fell on profit-taking and rising political tensions in the region.
*Rakuten jumps after being promoted to main board Topix. Nikon Corp, Ricoh Co Ltd and Canon Inc were in demand, up between 0.8 and 3.1 percent after U.S. Nikon is down 23.6 percent year-to-date and is the worst underperformer in the Nikkei this year, while the benchmark has rallied nearly 49 percent.
TOKYO/ OSAKA, Nov 27- Japanese electronic component makers are looking beyond a fickle smartphone market that once lured them with rocketing growth, tying their fortunes more closely to the most resilient of Japan's big industries: automobiles.
Asian shares kicked off the week higher after a historic deal over Iran's nuclear program bolstered risk appetite.
TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's Nikkei topped a six-month peak on Monday, propelled by exporters with the yen trapped at a multi-month trough against the dollar and investors expecting the Bank of Japan to maintain its stimulus drive even as the U.S.
*SoftBank jumps to 13- year high after Loeb reveals stake. TOKYO, Nov 22- Japan's Nikkei scaled a six-month peak on Friday, powered by gains in exporters after the yen slumped to a 4-1/ 2 month low versus the dollar, while SoftBank Corp jumped after hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb revealed a $1 billion- plus stake.
Nov 21- Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will launch about five compact digital cameras next year, half of this year's number, as it looks to return the business to profitability by fiscal 2014, the Nikkei reported.