Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested data that showed a slight improvement in Chinese factory activity.» Read More
LONDON, Feb 5- Upbeat economic data helped European shares break a three-day run of losses on Wednesday, offsetting some unconvincing company earnings and jitters about emerging markets.
*Sony in talks to sell Vaio Japan business to fund- source. TOKYO, Feb 5- Sony Corp's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix a much bigger problem- a flagship TV division that has lost $7.5 billion over the last 10 years.
Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday. Overnight gains on Wall Street pushed Japan and South Korea shares on a rebound.
TOKYO, Feb 5- The Nikkei average rose 1.2 percent in a volatile session on Wednesday, rebounding from a four-month low as investors scooped up recently battered stocks such as Panasonic and Toyota Motor following strong earnings reports.
*Wall St steadier but US stock futures in the red. SYDNEY, Feb 5- Asian shares struggled to sustain the slimmest of rallies on Wednesday as a hesitant performance by the Japanese market fuelled fresh demand for safety in the yen and top-rated bonds.
*Sony gains on talks to sell loss-making PC business. TOKYO, Feb 5- The Nikkei average climbed more than 1 percent on Wednesday, bouncing from a four-month low hit the previous day, as investors scooped up recently battered stocks like Panasonic and Toyota Motor following strong earnings results.
TOKYO, Feb 4- Hitachi Ltd, Japan's largest electronics conglomerate, raised its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday, putting it on course to break through a 23- year-old profit record as the automotive and construction sectors boosted its earnings.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
TOKYO, Feb 4- Japan's Panasonic Corp said its quarterly earnings more than tripled, extending its renaissance as a maker of high-tech parts for cars and energy-efficient homes with few qualms about selling off legacy businesses that once dragged it into losses.
Political strife in Thailand, economic data out of Indonesia and a central bank meeting in Australia should take the spotlight in Asia this week.
Japanese shares fell on the final trading day of the month while the rest of Asia was little changed despite a rally on Wall Street overnight .
Asian equity markets stabilized on Tuesday following two straight sessions of sharp losses but caution prevailed ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.
TOKYO, Jan 27- Moody's Investors Service cut Sony Corp's debt rating to junk status on Monday, highlighting challenges in its television and PC businesses and pressure on profitability at its entire core consumer electronics operation.
Asian equities kicked off the week with sharp losses as fears over emerging markets continued to spook investors.
*Daiichi Sankyo falls on U.S. Friday's notable losers included Daiichi Sankyo Co, which tumbled 5.8 percent to a near three-month low of 1,901 yen after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had banned more products from Daiichi Sankyo's Indian subsidiary Ranbaxy Laboratories from entering the United States due to manufacturing violations.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday after a preliminary reading of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a six-month low.
Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's policy decision.
*Nintendo extends slide after loss forecast. A weaker yen, always a key catalyst for the Japanese market, also supported sentiment and lifted currency-sensitive exporters like Toyota Motor Corp. The Nikkei was up 1.4 percent at 15,853.04 in midmorning trade after falling 0.3 percent to a one-week closing low on Monday.
Mainland shares dropped below the 2,000 mark for the first time in six months over liquidity fears.
Trade in Asian equity markets was subdued on Friday after underwhelming U.S. earnings results pulled the plug on Wall Street's two-day rally.