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  • 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.

  • TOKYO, Oct 14- Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to a fresh two-month low on Tuesday as Wall Street tumbled on fears that global economic weakness will weigh on U.S. growth. Exporters led the declines hit by a stronger yen, while falling crude oil prices hurt such oil shares as Inpex Corp. But at the G20 meeting last weekend, the focus was whether...

  • CAPE TOWN, Oct 13- South Africa's competition authorities are investigating price fixing and collusive tendering in the automotive industry, with top Japanese component suppliers Panasonic and Mitsubishi Electric Corp among those being probed. Information received by the Competition Commission suggested collusion among automotive component...

  • Asia stocks joined Wall Street's selloff on Friday, led by declines in the energy sector, as investors fretted over slowing European growth.

  • Japan aims to turn robotics into profit Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET
    Models demonstrate a robot assistant to support people walking and standing up from a bed and moving to the toilet, during a press preview hosted by Japan's Panasonic in Tokyo.

    Panasonic and other Japanese manufacturers are hoping to turn their knack for robotics into commercial reality. The Financial Times reports.

  • *Fujifilm soars after French and Guinean governments consider clinical trials. TOKYO, Oct 7- Japanese stocks clawed back early losses on Tuesday in response to comments from the Bank of Japan governor on the impact of the weak yen, but investors remained cautions ahead of the bank's policy decision later in the day. Fujifilm Holdings Corp stood out,...

  • *Fujifilm soars on Ebola treatment hope. TOKYO, Oct 6- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning after a stronger-than-expected September U.S. jobs report bolstered sentiment, while Fujifilm Holdings Corp soared on hopes that its influenza drug may cure Ebola. Fujifilm rose 5.1 percent to a six-year high of 3,580 yen and was the third most traded stock...

  • *Fast Retailing bucks weakness with strong Sept sales. TOKYO, Oct 3- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday after a sharp drop in European shares curbed risk appetite and as China data hurt sentiment, but index-heavy Fast Retailing Co rose after reporting strong monthly sales. Fast Retailing, which operates Uniqlo clothing stores, rose 1.2 percent and...

  • Nikkei little changed after mixed tankan data Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 PM ET

    *Ibiden tumbles after cutting profit outlook. TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan's Nikkei share average was little changed in choppy trade on Wednesday, with a weak yen supporting sentiment despite mixed data from the Bank Of Japan's tankan survey. "The tankan survey gave the market a mixed message," said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.

  • Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday following a rally in global markets amid hopes for additional monetary stimulus in China and Europe.

  • Companies like Whirlpool and Caterpillar are making costly additions to their otherwise sinewy supply chains to compensate for aging U.S. roads that are too potholed and congested for "just in time" delivery. Whirlpool, for instance, has set up a network of secure drop lots outside Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

  • *Profit-taking from steep rises may hit- analysts.

  • TOKYO, Sept 17- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up early on Wednesday after U.S. shares rebounded on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep rates low after its two-day policy meeting ends later in the day.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- Japan's Pioneer Corp is to sell its disc-jockeying audio equipment unit to private equity firm KKR& Co LP for around 59 billion yen, it said on Tuesday, as it outlined a growth strategy centered on its automotive electronics business.

  • OSAKA, Japan, Sept 16- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said stable yen moves are crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen declines were starting to hurt their bottom line.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday as most buyers camped out ahead of this week's outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, though Softbank jumped on news of strong demand for Alibaba's initial public offering in the United States.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its "Android One" initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept 10- Nevada lawmakers convened in special legislative session on Wednesday to consider tax breaks and other incentives worth an estimated $1.3 billion to clinch a deal hammered out by Governor Brian Sandoval with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a massive battery factory in the state.

  • Nevada lawmakers to consider huge tax breaks for Tesla Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept 10- Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday will consider controversial tax breaks estimated at up to $1.3 billion for Tesla Motors Inc to build its $5 billion battery factory in the state. "It's exciting that a company such as Tesla has chosen Nevada," said Kirkpatrick, a North Las Vegas Democrat.