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  • *NTT Docomo hits 11- year high. TOKYO, Apr 23- Japanese stocks rose on Thursday as investors sought to pick up stock seen as undervalued and presenting positive earnings prospects, with the likes of Nomura Holdings and large cap Japan Tobacco surging on strong demand. Large-cap Japan Tobacco Inc was Tokyo's biggest gainer, climbing 4.8 percent.

  • TOKYO, Apr 21- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as hopes for strong corporate earnings, buoyed by major automakers and electronics manufacturers. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 1.4 percent at 19,909.09 points, while the broader Topix gained 1.6 percent to close at a seven-year high of 1,608.88. Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co Ltd, gained 2.2 percent and 2.4...

  • Nikkei rises on earnings hopes; Toyota jumps 1.5 pct Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:06 PM ET

    TOKYO, Apr 21- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday morning as growing hopes for strong corporate earnings drove up exporters such as Toyota Motor and Panasonic Corp. The Nikkei benchmark added 0.8 percent to 19,796.72 Market analysts said that investors are seeking out stocks before earnings announcements, hoping that corporate governance reforms will boost...

  • *JFE Holdings, Mazda among firms announcing earnings this week. TOKYO, April 20- Japanese stocks edged up in a choppy Monday morning, pulling back up from a two-week low as China's latest stimulus step offset weakness in U.S. and European shares. He said China's latest step to shore up its economy underpinned Japanese stocks.

  • TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday morning after weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data soured the mood, while investors awaited Japanese corporate earnings starting next week. Also dampening sentiment was weakness in Europe shares and concern about Greece's financial woes. Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten...

  • BERLIN, April 16- Airlines are packing ever more seats into economy class to protect profit margins from falling ticket prices, prompting concerns over health and safety from travellers and crew. "If you're a dog, you have very specific rules, but if you're a human being there are no specific rules as to what is humane," Charlie Leocha, the head of consumer group...

  • FUKUI, Japan, April 14- A Japanese court will rule on Tuesday whether to block the restart of nuclear reactors in western Japan on safety grounds, in a case that could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. A three-judge panel is to rule on the injunction request against Kansai Electric's...

  • TOKYO, April 14- A Japanese court will rule later on Tuesday on an injunction request against reactors owned by Kansai Electric Power, in a case that could derail Japan's slow return to nuclear power after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. A panel of judges is due to rule on the injunction request against Kansai Electric's Takahama reactors west of Tokyo at 0500 GMT.

  • 10 fallen tech giants that once seemed invincible Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
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    Tech giants may seem eternal but can quickly cede to nimble competitors. Here's a look at 10 companies who have fallen from the top spot.

  • *Japan's companies, wary of weak demand, are spending less. KUSATSU, Japan, April 5- Hirotoshi Ogura, a self-described "factory geek", is Daikin Industries' master of doing more with less- and part of the reason Japan's recovery remains stuck in the slow lane. As Japan heads into the season of peak demand for room air-conditioners, Ogura and other Daikin managers have...

  • Shanghai, Tokyo shares buck uptrend after China easing Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:28 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Equities in Shanghai and Tokyo closed down late Tuesday, while the rest of the region advanced as Beijing unleashed new policy measures.

  • Asian equities were mixed on Friday due to worries over Yemen, with Japan's benchmark index leading the losses on profit-taking and weak data.

  • Why Japan Inc doesn’t believe in Abenomics Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:47 AM ET

    Tokyo stock prices are at fifteen-year highs, but Japanese corporations remain pessimistic about the country’s growth potential.

  • *Panasonic soars to the highest since Nov 2008. *Toshiba tumbles after SanDisk cut outlook. TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning in choppy trade as investors bought stocks on the dips after the previous day's falls, while Panasonic Corp attracted buying after it announced an acquisition plan.

  • TOKYO, March 26- Japanese electronics supplier Panasonic Corp said it was ready to spend 1 trillion yen on acquisitions over the next four years, emboldened by a stronger profit outlook for its automotive and housing technology businesses. Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga said at a briefing on Thursday that Panasonic doesn't have specific acquisition...

  • DETROIT, March 24- Global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc.. At least four major automakers- General Motors Co,...

  • China's Huawei leads international patent filings: WIPO Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:25 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 19- Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd became the world's No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014, a United Nations agency said Thursday, underscoring the innovative strides made by Chinese technology companies. Huawei was followed by San Diego- based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc while Huawei's crosstown rival ZTE Corp,...

  • Japan wage hikes: Are they enough? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 7:35 PM ET

    Japanese firms announced bigger wage hikes this year, but experts are questioning if it will be sufficient to help end the country's economic mire.

  • *Toyota, Panasonic, Nissan offer bigger raises. TOKYO, March 18- Japanese blue-chip firms announced wage hikes on Wednesday that topped increases last year, but overall pay raises across corporate Japan are not expected to offset higher costs of living for workers or be enough to drive a sustainable economic recovery. Major exporters like Toyota Motor Corp were...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 13- Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, aims to triple its production of batteries as it takes on Tesla Motors in the race to supply electric vehicles and boost energy storage. That means BYD could ramp up from 10 GWh capacity at the end of this year to about 34 GWh of batteries by the beginning of 2020....