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  • TOKYO, May 27- Japan's Nikkei share average was marginally higher on Wednesday morning, extending its gains into a ninth day, but gains were limited as U.S. shares languished after upbeat U.S. data fed fears that a rate hike may come earlier than expected. The buoyant data follows Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen saying on Friday that the central bank could raise...

  • May 26- Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Roberts- who was quoted by the FBI as saying he once caused "a sideways movement of the plane during a flight"- has helped draw...

  • TOKYO, May 21- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a fifth day on Thursday, hitting a fresh 15- year high as optimism over domestic economic growth lingered, while Panasonic Corp soared after saying it raised investment in the automotive business this fiscal year. On Wednesday, the market capitalisation on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's main board hit a record...

  • *Chiyoda rises on liquefied natural gas project. TOKYO, May 19- Japanese stocks rose to a three-week high on Tuesday thanks to Wall Street's record close and a surge in companies announcing higher shareholder returns. "When risk appetite recovers investors start to pay more attention to stock valuations," said Hiroyuki Nakai, chief strategist at Tokai Tokyo...

  • Sector Snap: Taser and Digital Ally fall Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Japanese electronics giant Panasonic is showcasing a new wearable camera for police officers, and shares of rival body camera makers Digital Ally and Taser slumped. Panasonic's Arbitrator Body-Worn Camera weighs 4.6 ounces, is water-resistant and has eight hours of battery life. Panasonic announced the new camera on Wednesday and began showing it...

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning to a 2-1/ 2- week high, bolstered by gains in the insurance sector after Dai-ichi Life announced higher shareholder payouts. "Investors finally started looking to domestic catalysts after worries about volatility in global bond markets receded," said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at...

  • *Adjusted Q1 EPS $0.78 vs $0.49 forecast. TEL AVIV, May 13- Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz beat estimates for first-quarter net profit thanks to revenue from its joint venture in Japan with Panasonic Corp as well as growing market share among its largest customers. It earned 78 cents per share excluding one-time items, compared with 40 cents a year earlier as...

  • Chipmaker TowerJazz Q1 profit up more than forecast Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:20 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, May 13- Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz beat estimates for first-quarter net profit on revenue from its joint venture in Japan with Panasonic Corp as well as growing market share among its largest customers. It earned 78 cents per share excluding one-time items, compared with 40 cents a year earlier as revenue grew 71 percent to $226 million.

  • MEMLO PARK, Calif., April 30- In the 1980 s when Sony and Toshiba were setting the agenda in the global TV and memory chip markets Japan was bristling with confidence as a hub of technological innovation. Three decades later, with Japan's electronics industry in decline, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has come to Silicon Valley- the first sitting Japanese leader to do so-...

  • April 28- Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc forecast current-quarter profit and revenue above analysts' expectations, citing strong demand for its flagship Hero4 action cameras. GoPro, whose cameras are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies, said it was focusing on Japan, Korea and China markets. GoPro gets about half of its total revenue from...

  • April 28- Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc reported quarterly profit and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations as sales surged outside of the United States. GoPro, which makes cameras used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies, said international sales accounted for more than half of revenue in the first quarter. GoPro, whose devices account for...

  • *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...

  • Fresh China easing fail to boost Asian stocks Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:37 AM ET
    An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange corporation on April 10, 2015 in Huaibei, Anhui province of China. The Shanghai composite index rised nearly 2% to 4,000 points at its close which reached the highest points in latest 7 years.

    Asian stocks finished lower on Monday even as China's central bank lowered the reserve requirement ratio over the weekend.

  • *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.