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  • *Fitch joins Moody's, S&P in cutting Sharp rating to junk. TOKYO/ HONG KONG, Nov 2- Shares of Japan's Sharp Corp fell and Fitch Ratings downgraded its debt to junk status on Friday, a day after it warned of a $5.6 billion net loss for the year and said it might not be able to survive on its own.

  • *Weak yen boosts exporters, with Honda up 3.3 pct. TOKYO, Nov 2- Japan's Nikkei share average climbed to a one-week high Friday as global cyclical shares such as carmakers rose on improved U.S. economic data. Honda Motor Co climbed 3.3 percent to 2,467 yen and Nissan Motor Co gained 2.1 percent.

  • *Sony shares gain 3 pct after rise in quarterly profit. TOKYO/ HONG KONG, Nov 2- Shares of Japan's Sharp Corp fell on Friday as worries about the TV and display maker's future deepened a day after it warned of a $5.6 billion net loss for this year and said it might not be able to survive on its own.

  • *Sony Q2 oper profit 30.3 bln yen; keeps FY fcast for 130 bln yen profit. TOKYO, Nov 1- Struggling Japanese TV maker Sharp Corp warned it might not be able to survive on its own, as it almost doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion, and said it was considering alliances with other companies.

  • *Sony Q2 operating profit 30.3 bln yen. *Sony keeps FY fcast for 130 bln yen oper profit. Bigger Japanese rival Sony Corp, which blazed a trail in the early 1980 s with its Walkman portable music players, made a small operating profit in July-September and kept its forecast for a full-year profit of $1.63 billion.

  • TOKYO, Nov 1- Japan's Sony Corp booked a small operating profit in the second quarter, after a loss a year ago, helped by the sale of a chemicals business that offset weak demand for its TVs and other devices, and it kept its full-year profit guidance.

  • TOKYO, Nov 1- Japan's Nikkei average edged up on Thursday as a pick-up in Chinese manufacturing data helped construction makers and shippers, offsetting weakness in Panasonic Corp. The Nikkei rose 0.2 percent to 8,946.87, and the broader Topix index added 0.1 percent to 743.32.

  • *Net income forecast Y765 bln loss vs prior Y50 bln profit. *To write off Y238 bln goodwill, Y356 bln restructuring.

  • *Sony to post small Q2 operating profit on asset sale. TOKYO, Nov 1- Sony Corp is likely to say it returned to an operating profit for July-September after it sold a chemicals business, but investors still aren't sure a consumer electronics revamp will deliver the profit growth the group seeks.

  • *Net income forecast Y765 bln loss vs prior Y50 bln profit. *To write off Y238 bln goodwill, Y356 bln restructuring.

  • TOKYO, Nov 1- Sony Corp is likely to say it returned to an operating profit for July-September after it sold a chemicals business, but investors still aren't sure a consumer electronics revamp will deliver the profit growth the group seeks.

  • Changing channels; Sony, Sharp in turnaround battle Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 1- Sony Corp is likely to say it returned to an operating profit for July-September after it sold a chemicals business, but investors still aren't sure a consumer electronics revamp will deliver the profit growth the group seeks.

  • *Net income forecast Y765 bln loss vs prior Y50 bln profit. TOKYO, Oct 31- Panasonic Corp said it will lose almost $10 billion this business year as it cleans house of poorly performing operations, writing down billions of dollars of goodwill and assets in its mobile and energy units while its new boss readies for a fresh bout of restructuring.

  • *Net income forecast Y765 bln loss vs prior Y50 bln profit. *To write off Y238 bln goodwill, Y356 bln restructuring.

  • *Net income f'cast Y765 bln loss vs prior Y50 bln profit. *Posts Y48.8 bln Q2 oper profit vs Y42 bln year ago.

  • *Hitachi, Komatsu up after maintaining outlook guidance. TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average advanced on Wednesday as investors took comfort that some firms, such as Hitachi Ltd and Komatsu Ltd, did not cut their full-year earnings guidance as feared.

  • Panasonic Q2 profit rises but cuts outlook Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 31- Panasonic Corp posted a 16 percent gain in second-quarter operating profit as it moves away from loss-making TVs in favour of batteries, household appliances and other businesses outside its struggling consumer electronics mainstay.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average was seen moving higher on Wednesday after losing 1 percent on profit-taking a day earlier when the Bank of Japan eased monetary policy in line with expectations. ``Since the reaction to the BOJ was fully priced in yesterday, I think we should bounce back today,'' said Toshiyuki Kanayama, senior market analyst at Monex. ``The index should be steady, with some small gains, although there's a lack of incentives because the U.S. wasn't open.'' Market players said the Nikkei was likely to trade between 8,850 to 8,950 on Wednesday.

  • Earnings schedule for week of 10/29/2012 Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Burger King Worldwide Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Baidu Inc., the Chinese Internet company, reports quarterly financial results. Avon Products Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

  • TOKYO, Oct 26- Japan's Nikkei share average was knocked off a four-week high on Friday on concern that Chinese funds face heavy redemptions after a poor quarterly performance, and as disappointing earnings from Fanuc Ltd dragged.