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  • 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.

  • 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 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...

  • Nikkei rises on tax relief, hopes for economic rebound Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:10 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 19- Japanese stocks edged higher on Wednesday as investors breathed a sigh of relief at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to delay a planned sales tax rise, and held out hopes for a rebound in the economy after it unexpectedly slipped into recession. Analysts said the tax decision and an expected victory for Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its...

  • *Fujifilm jumps on Ebola drug approval expectations. TOKYO, Nov 12- Japanese stocks jumped on Wednesday as investors cheered reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a planned sales tax rise to rejuvenate Japan's fragile economic recovery, and call a snap election to secure his political position. With third quarter GDP figures due on Monday expected...

  • DETROIT, Nov 5- Tesla Motors Inc shares rose nearly 8 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the electric-car maker beat analysts' expectations for third-quarter results. Its shares rose after-hours, however, as non-GAAP income of 2 cents a share beat Wall Street's consensus view of a loss of 1 cent per share. "Tesla needs to grow dramatically if it...

  • Oh snap! Digital camera market in ‘free fall’ Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Widespread usage of smartphone cameras is pushing point-and-shoot digital camera sales into a "free fall", and there's little hope of a turnaround.

  • DETROIT, Nov 5- Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc said its third-quarter loss nearly doubled from a year ago to $75 million, as manufacturing, sales and development expenses increased to meet rising demand for its Model S sedan. Its shares rose after-hours, however, as non-GAAP income of 2 cents a share beat Wall Street's consensus view of a loss of 1 cent per share.

  • *Honda shrugs off U.S. regulator probe. TOKYO, Nov 4- Japanese stocks jumped to a seven-year peak on Tuesday, as investors lapped up a set of positive catalysts including an unexpected central bank move to ease policy further and a reallocation of funds to domestic stocks by the public pension fund. Also on Friday, Tokyo confirmed that the Government Pension...

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped on Friday as the government prepared to approve new allocation targets for the world's largest pension fund that are expected to sharply increase its purchases of domestic stocks. Tokyo will approve on Friday targets for the $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund which aim to increase the ratio of...

  • Oct 30- GoPro Inc forecast better-than-expected holiday quarter sales, underscoring the increasing popularity of its wearable cameras among surfers, skydivers and other action junkies. GoPro's shares, which went public in June, shot up 14 percent in extended trading on Thursday after the company also reported strong third-quarter results.

  • Asian shares were mixed on Monday following gains on Wall Street and results from the European Central Bank's stress tests.

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Japanese stocks rose on Monday as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares and investors confidently awaited upcoming earnings announcements. "Japan's our top pick market to buy back as we head into earnings season," said Jonathan Garner, managing director of research at Morgan Stanley, citing yen weakness as a driver of profit growth.

  • Nikkei gains capped by Ebola case in New York Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    *Nikkei advances on weak yen, Wall Street gains. *Helath stocks Airtech, Fujifilm rise. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose on Friday on the back of a weaker yen and Wall Street gains, but its advance was capped by reports of an Ebola case in New York City which sent U.S. stock futures lower.

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices. But plans to give the nationwide grid management body more control over the system of distribution and...

  • *News GPIF raising stock allocation to 25 pct underpins sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's Nikkei share average surged 4.0 percent on Monday to post its biggest daily rise since June 2013 as investors took heart from upbeat U.S. data and the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. Also underpinning the market was news that Japan's...

  • *News GPIF raising stock allocation to 25 pct underpins sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's Nikkei share average surged 3.8 percent on Monday afternoon and was on track for its biggest daily rise in more than a year as investors took heart from upbeat U.S. data and as the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. Also underpinning the...

  • *Nikkei on track for biggest daily gain since June 2013. TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's Nikkei share average soared 3.3 percent on Monday morning and is on track to post the biggest daily rise in more than a year after Wall Street took heart on Friday from upbeat U.S. data, while the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. The Nikkei share...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Japanese stocks fell on Friday, capping their worst week in six months as investor fears of slowing global growth trumped relief over a set of upbeat data from the United States. The Nikkei average lost 1.4 percent to close at 14,532.51. Exporter shares underperformed, with Toyota Motor Co slipping 2.5 percent and Panasonic Corp losing 0.9 percent.

  • TOKYO, Oct 14- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled 2.4 percent to a fresh two-month closing low on Tuesday on fears global economic weakness will weigh on U.S. growth, while a stronger yen dragged down exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. The Nikkei share average dropped 364.04 points to end at 14,936.51, the lowest closing level since Aug. 8.