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  • Japan favours hydrogen fuel-cell to power homes, cars. TOKYO/ DETROIT, Oct 28- Asia's two autos powerhouses, Japan and China, are jostling for supremacy in how future electric cars should generate their power- from batteries or hydrogen-powered fuel-cells. "We're reaching a crossroads," says James Chao, Shanghai- based Asia-Pacific managing director for industry...

  • *Seven& i rises after Third Point buys a stake. *Ashikaga Holdings soars on merger talks with Joyo Bank. Ashikaga Holdings Inc soared 7 percent on news that it and Joyo Bank Ltd were in merger talks.

  • A pedestrian walks in front of a share prices board showing the numbers on the Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks mostly extended their rally on Monday after another rate cut in China fueled risk appetite.

  • *ECB and China paved the way for more easing by BOJ- analyst. TOKYO, Oct 26- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh two-month high after China's surprising rate cut lifted risk sentiment, while bellwethers Hitachi Ltd and Panasonic Corp surged on stronger earnings expectations. "The ECB and China paved the way for additional easing by the Bank Of Japan," said...

  • *KDDI contributes hefty positive points to Nikkei after upgrade. KDDI Corp soared 5.8 percent and contributed a hefty positive 36 points to the Nikkei benchmark after Deutsche Securities hiked its rating to' buy' from' hold', saying that the stock is oversold after dropping 20 percent from its August peak. Interest in KDDI appeared to spillover to rival NTT Docomo...

  • Asia shares mixed after China GDP beats forecasts Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange hall in Jiujiang, China.

    Asian shares traded mixed on Monday after China's gross domestic product showed the world's second-biggest economy cooled lesser than expected.

  • Asian stocks rally on hopes of delayed US rate hike Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 6:32 AM ET
    A man pushing a bicycle walks past a share prices board illustrating stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo.

    Asian stocks marched higher on Thursday after weak U.S. data overnight heightened expectations that the Fed will hold off raising interest rates.

  • *Nikkei's gains capped on Fast Retailing's heavy drop. TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as Wall Street gained after the Federal Reserve's September meeting minutes suggested U.S. interest rates will remain near zero for the time being. But the gains were capped after index heavyweight Fast Retailing Co dived 9.4 percent on earnings...

  • TOKYO, Oct 6- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 2-1/ 2- week high on Tuesday as expectations that the U.S. The Nikkei gained 1.6 percent to 18,301.14 points by mid-morning after rising as high as 18,372.72, the highest since Sept. 17. "One of the two big persistent concerns has faded, so investors are taking risks," said Masashi Oda, senior investment officer at...

  • Asian shares kick off Q4 on solid footing Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 2:27 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk in front of a share prices board showing the Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian equities kicked off the fourth quarter on a positive note, as an overnight rally on Wall Street spurred risk appetite.

  • Tokyo shares lead losses in mixed Asian session Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 3:01 AM ET
    An investor checks stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, China.

    Asian equity markets were mixed on Monday, with data from the world's second largest economy in focus.

  • A businessman runs past an electric quotation board flashing the Nikkei key index in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian shares outside Japan advanced on Friday after the Fed decided to hold off on its first rate hike in nearly a decade.

  • Nikkei falls as Fed decision sparks growth worries Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 2:17 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 18- Japanese stocks snapped a three-day winning streak on Friday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates at a record low, raising worries about the health of both the U.S. and global economies. Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co each dropped 1.4 percent while Panasonic Corp lost 2.1 percent. Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co, which invests most of the...

  • Nikkei snaps 3-day winning streak after Fed decision Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 10:04 PM ET

    *Seven& i rises after report saying it will close non-performing stores. TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's Nikkei snapped a three-day winning streak on Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on worries about the global economy, while investors refrained from taking large positions before long holidays in Japan.

  • China shares end up nearly 5% after late-day spike Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    An investor looks on at a stock exchange hall in Shanghai, China.

    Asian shares advanced on Wednesday, with markets in China spiking in the final minutes of trade to clinch their best single-day gain since August 27.

  • Nikkei gains on bargain hunting, Wall Street rally Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 11:12 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday morning as investors took confidence from signs of health in the U.S. economy and a rally on Wall Street, while value managers picked up bargains on low price-to-book stocks. Bridgestone Corp gained 3.6 percent and Yokohama Rubber Co rose 4 percent. Toyota Motor Corp gained 2.1 percent, Honda Motor Co rose 3.8...

  • TOKYO, Sept 15- The Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday as the Bank of Japan's two-day policy meeting concluded without any surprise decisions and food companies rallied on reports of a merger between two major meat processors. Major exporters also outperformed with Toyota Motor Corp rising 2.2 percent, Honda Motor Co gaining 1.3 percent and Panasonic Corp...

  • *Yonekyu jumps after report of a merger with Itoham. *Toshiba stumbles after reporting a quarterly loss, put under watch list. The gains were sparked by second-largest meat processor Itoham Foods Inc jumping 4.6 percent after the Nikkei reported that it and seventh-ranked Yonekyu Corp are planning a merger in what would be the biggest vendor of ham and sausage...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Japanese stocks dropped in another choppy morning session on Tuesday as lingering worries over China's economic health offset revised data showing Japan's economy shrank less than expected. Investors were on edge ahead of China's trade data, which could point to further weakness in the world's second-largest economy. China's exports were...

  • BERLIN, Sept 4- Insomniacs, light sleepers and others who blink bleary eyes every morning could be the next target of technology companies looking to come up with ideas to improve any given aspect of consumers' lives. Samsung Electronics Co and Panasonic Corp both showcased devices at the IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics show, geared to helping people...