Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.» Read More
*Investors eye impact of Ukraine tensions on global markets. TOKYO, Feb 27- Japan's Nikkei average extended losses into a second day on Thursday, moving further away from a 3-1/ 2- week high hit earlier this week, as the weakening of the yen took a pause and as heightened tensions in Ukraine soured sentiment.
*Asia left rudderless after flat finish on Wall St, mixed US data. SYDNEY, Feb 26- Asian share markets struggled to scrape together some gains on Wednesday following a flat finish on Wall Street and as concerns over opaque policy moves in China kept investors on edge amid a drought of major economic data.
*Battery' giga factory' for electric cars would be a first for U.S. *Plant due on-stream in 2017, key for next-generation Tesla car. Feb 26- Panasonic Corp is considering investing in a U.S. car battery plant planned by Tesla Motors Inc, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday, with total investment estimated by one source around 100 billion yen.
TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's Nikkei average slipped on Wednesday after hitting a four-week closing high the previous day, as investors' risk appetite cooled after weak U.S. economic data pulled down Wall Street stocks.
TOKYO, Feb 26- Goldman Sachs Group Inc is considering putting money into a major Japanese airport, the latest foreign investor to eye infrastructure projects as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to open up the market.
Feb 26- Panasonic Corp is inviting a number of Japanese materials suppliers to join it in investing in a U.S. car battery plant that it plans to build with Tesla Motors Inc, with investment expected to reach more than 100 billion yen, the Nikkei reported.
TOKYO, Feb 24- Japanese electronics supplier Panasonic Corp said it will make a partial return to the smartphone market with two high-cost models, marketed at business customers as counterparts to its hard-wearing Toughbook laptops and Toughpad tablets.
Every Mobile World Congress in the past four years has featured an announcement about one of these operating systems. This year is no different, as handset makers, carriers and chipmakers try to break the stranglehold that Google Inc and Apple Inc have on the software that runs the world's mobile phones.
An upbeat handover from Wall Street on Thursday inspired gains in most Asian shares on Friday.
*Market upbeat as Wall Street shrugs off weak China survey. TOKYO, Feb 21- Japan's Nikkei average jumped more than 2 percent on Friday, recouping most of the previous day's losses, as investors took heart from gains on Wall Street after a reading on U.S. manufacturing hit its highest in nearly four years.
TORONTO, Feb 20- Panasonic Corp has been fined C $4.7 million for rigging bids to supply equipment for Toyota Motor Corp cars made in Canada, the country's Competition Bureau said on Thursday.
*Japan's record high trade deficit widely expected- analysts. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a second day following declines on Wall Street as minutes of the U.S. "People have realized that the market overreacted to the BOJ's announcement," said Masashi Oda, chief investment officer at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
Asian equity markets rose on Monday following a strong lead from Wall Street on Friday while investors shrugged off weak economic data from Japan.
*Rakuten dives after acquisition announcement. TOKYO, Feb 17- The Nikkei stock average edged up on Monday, taking heart from gains on Wall Street, although trade was choppy after weaker-than-expected Japanese economic growth data soured investor sentiment.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday with Japan hitting a one-week low while the rest of the region gained on higher-than-expected Chinese inflation.
Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.
*Nissan soars as investors cover short positions- traders. *Sony rises on Apple supply report.
Sony's major restructuring of its consumer electronics units may signal a long-awaited shakeup to break Japan Inc. out of its doldrums has begun.
TOKYO, Feb 6- Sony Corp Chief Executive Offer Kazuo Hirai is seeking to cure a TV business that has lost $7.8 billion over a decade by isolating it to speed up decisions on future strategy.
Sony's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix its flagship TV division.