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  • *Nikkei may reach 19,500 yen- analysts. TOKYO, Dec 26- Japanese stocks slipped on Friday as investors closed positions as the year-end approaches, but sentiment remained upbeat about prospects for 2015. With overseas markets closed on Thursday for Christmas, there was little in the way of market catalysts. Japan's largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp added 0.4...

  • Nikkei jumps to 2-1/2 week high on rosy U.S. data Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:18 AM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 24- Japanese stocks rallied on Wednesday after Wall Street hit a record closing-high on the back of data pointing to rapid momentum in the U.S. economy, which boosted risk appetite and lent weight to last week's positive assessment by the Federal Reserve. The Nikkei benchmark gained 1.2 percent in thin trade to 17,854.23, its highest close since Dec. 8...

  • *Nikkei advances on back of record day on Wall Street. TOKYO, Dec 24- Japanese stocks rallied on Wednesday after Wall Street raced to a record closing-high on the back of data showing decisive strength in the U.S. economy, which lifted risk appetite and backed last week's upbeat assessment by the Federal Reserve. On Wall Street the Dow closed above 18,000 for the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 12- Japanese stocks rose on Friday as Wall Street advanced on strong retail sales, raising hopes for resilience in the U.S. economy that could help offset slowing growth in other major economies. The upbeat retail sales, added to lower unemployment claims and signs of wage growth to come, suggested that the U.S. economy is well-positioned to weather an...

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Japanese stocks sagged to a 2- week low on Thursday, as a stronger yen, falling oil prices and downbeat machinery data dampened risk appetite. In its third consecutive day of losses, the Nikkei average fell 0.9 percent to 17,257.40, its lowest since Nov. 27. Shares in major exporters sensitive to fluctuations in the yen slipped, with Panasonic Corp...

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Japan's Nikkei share average is set for a third day of losses on Thursday, hitting a more than three-week low after oil prices slumped, while a strong yen and poor machinery data dampened risk taking. Traders say that falling oil prices are positive for most advanced economies such as the United States and Japan as they are importers of oil, but weak oil...

  • *Sony down on cyber attack concerns. TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Nikkei share average stepped back from 7-1/ 2- year highs on Tuesday, as a retreat on Wall Street and a rebound in the yen prompted investors to book gains after a seven-session winning streak. Panasonic fell 2.1 percent while Komatsu dropped 2.2 percent.

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- Japanese stocks edged up on Friday as the weakening yen boosted exporters' shares, helping reverse slim losses in the morning session. Exporter Nissan Motor Co Ltd rose 1.3 percent and Panasonic gained 0.6 percent. Large-cap Fanuc Corp added 1.2 percent, accounting for nearly one-third of the Nikkei's net point gains.

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- Japanese stocks remained near 7-1/ 2 year highs on Friday as optimism on the U.S. economy helped investors shrug off a delay to hoped-for eurozone easing. The Nikkei benchmark slipped 0.3 percent to 17,832.32 by 0137 GMT, after hitting its highest since July 2007 on Thursday. Market participants pointed to economic resilience in the United States- a...

  • *Otsuka Holdings dives to more than 1- month low after M&A news. TOKYO, Dec 3- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a more than seven-year high on Wednesday after Wall Street gained and the dollar hit a fresh seven-year high against the yen, but Otsuka Holdings tumbled on news that it will buy a U.S. drugmaker for about $3.5 billion. "It is possible that the market may...

  • *ANA Holdings jumps to highest since Mar 2011. The Nikkei has risen over 10 percent since the Bank of Japan stunned markets with fresh easing on Oct 31. "Japan is amidst a perfect positive storm," said Stefan Worrall, director of equities cash sales at Credit Suisse.

  • The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd, could not invoke U.S. antitrust law because its foreign subsidiaries had been the "immediate victims" of a conspiracy to boost prices on liquid crystal display screens. The defendants include AU Optronics Corp, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd, HannStar Display Corp, LG...

  • Nov 26- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's attempt to hold several Asian suppliers liable under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, in an opinion by Circuit Judge Richard Posner, said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd,...

  • YOUR MONEY-Behind Black Friday's giant, cheap TV deals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain: a 65 "Vizio television at Walmart for $648. Unit sales are already up this year so far, says Stephen Baker, vice president for industry analysis at NPD Group, which tracks TV sales. Best Buy is featuring a 50 " Panasonic for $199.99.

  • Nikkei edges up; Sony shines on revenue target Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese stocks ticked up on Tuesday as China's unexpected interest rate cut on Friday encouraged investors to catch up following Tokyo's long holiday weekend. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 0.3 percent at 17,407.62. Sony jumped 6.1 percent as the struggling electronics giant said it expects a near-70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic...

  • Nikkei sags, heads for first weekly drop in five Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 21- Japanese stocks skidded on Friday as selling ahead of a long weekend and signs of short-term overheating offset a boost from a solid Wall Street performance rooted in U.S economic strength. Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Uniqlo clothes brand owner, lost 1.3 percent, knocking 21 points off the Nikkei, while Softbank Corp sagged 0.3 percent.

  • Surprise holiday hit: The ultra high-def 4K TV Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:59 AM ET
    Toshiba Ultra HD 4K televisions on display at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 2014

    Consumers are expected to spend nearly $2 billion on ultra high-def 4K TVs this year. But are they worth the high price tag this Christmas?

  • Nikkei advances on weak yen, global demand hopes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday as a further weakening of the yen boosted market sentiment. The Nikkei benchmark added 0.2 percent to 17,318.85 "A huge chunk of Japanese corporate profits come from overseas, and with the weak yen, investors are rushing to buy today," said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex Inc. in Tokyo.

  • Deregulation at heart of Japan's robotics revolution Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Japan, with the world's largest robot population, is awakening to a crisis as its lead in robotics comes under threat from better-coordinated efforts abroad.

  • Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 20- Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project. Japan, with the world's largest robot population, is now awakening to a crisis as its lead in robotics- one of its last areas of technological prominence- comes...