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  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Japanese stocks fell on Monday as a resounding election win for Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party raised the prospect of conflict with the country's international lenders, dampening investors' appetite for risk. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras will likely be sworn in on Monday as prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed...

  • Nikkei flat as investors stay on sidelines before ECB Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    *Unicharm hits record high on strong profit report. TOKYO, Jan 22- Japanese shares were flat in choppy trade as the market digested expectations the European Central Bank will unveil new stimulus measures at its meeting later on Thursday, while a pause in the weak yen kept investors sidelined. Greece faces an early national election after its parliament...

  • Asian shares higher on ECB bets; BOJ leads Tokyo lower Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:15 AM ET
    A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Equity markets in Asia raked in gains on Wednesday, with the exception of Tokyo, bolstered by stimulus bets on the European Central Bank.

  • Asian stocks rise after China GDP beats estimate Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:35 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.

  • *Better-than-expected China data lifts China- related stocks. TOKYO, Jan 20- Japanese stocks surged to a more than one-week high on Tuesday morning as China's better-than-expected growth data lifted China- related stocks, while expectations that the European Central Bank will unveil easing measures buoyed overall sentiment. China- related shares...

  • Sony weighs options as pressure for action mounts Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:11 PM ET

    Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai has survived the cyberattack but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 13- Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai has weathered a crisis over a cyberattack on its Hollywood studio and its controversial comedy "The Interview", but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan. Sony, which has cut its earnings forecasts six times on Hirai's watch, forecasts a 230 billion yen net loss for the business...

  • TOKYO, Jan 9- Canon Inc and other Japanese electronics companies want to bring production of some goods back home, reversing a years-old trend of overseas manufacturing as a rapid decline in the value of the yen makes local goods more competitive. Sharp Corp is also looking at lifting the ratio of LCD televisions and refrigerators made in Japan to counter the...

  • 4K TVs: Lack of content could hurt Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
    A model displays Japanese electric maker Mitsubishi Electric's new 4K television in Tokyo.

    Manufacturers are pushing UHD 4K televisions at the Consumer Electronics Show, but analysts in Japan say there's little to get excited about.

  • Justin Timberlake at CES: Bringing audio back Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:40 PM ET
    Justin Timberlake

    Forget better picture, this tech company is all about better sound.

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- Japanese stocks posted their biggest fall in nearly 10 months on Tuesday, as uncertainty surrounding Greece's future in the euro zone and slumping oil prices dampened risk appetite, while a stronger yen hit exporters' shares. With oil prices at their lowest since spring 2009, the Tokyo Stock Exchange sub-index of oil and mining shares tumbled 5.5...

  • Asian shares mixed on global growth, oil concerns Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian stocks were mixed amid choppy trade on the first trading day of the week, as a raft of sluggish manufacturing surveys released across Europe and Asia over the past week curbed risk appetites.

  • *Investors bullish on Japan's prospects due to economic stimulus. TOKYO, Jan 5- Japanese stocks began 2015 on a down note on Monday as investors showed little taste for risk given weak prospects for global growth and a sombre Wall Street performance on Friday, but the mood towards Japan's outlook remained upbeat after last year's gains. In an interview with the...

  • *Market heavy Fast Retailing, KDDI, Softbank rise. TOKYO, Dec 29- Japanese stocks advanced on Monday as further gains on Wall Street boosted appetite for riskier assets and buoyed investors' confidence in the outlook for equities in 2015. The Nikkei benchmark gained 0.4 percent to 17,892.82 points by 0130 GMT. And with Japan's Economics Minister Akira Amari...

  • *Nikkei may reach 19,500 yen- analysts. TOKYO, Dec 26- Japanese stocks slipped on Friday as investors closed positions as the year-end approaches, but sentiment remained upbeat about prospects for 2015. With overseas markets closed on Thursday for Christmas, there was little in the way of market catalysts. Japan's largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp added 0.4...

  • Nikkei jumps to 2-1/2 week high on rosy U.S. data Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:18 AM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 24- Japanese stocks rallied on Wednesday after Wall Street hit a record closing-high on the back of data pointing to rapid momentum in the U.S. economy, which boosted risk appetite and lent weight to last week's positive assessment by the Federal Reserve. The Nikkei benchmark gained 1.2 percent in thin trade to 17,854.23, its highest close since Dec. 8...

  • *Nikkei advances on back of record day on Wall Street. TOKYO, Dec 24- Japanese stocks rallied on Wednesday after Wall Street raced to a record closing-high on the back of data showing decisive strength in the U.S. economy, which lifted risk appetite and backed last week's upbeat assessment by the Federal Reserve. On Wall Street the Dow closed above 18,000 for the...

  • Asian bourses broadly higher as oil rebounds Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 2:46 AM ET
    Passers-by are reflected on an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei stock average and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar (top) at a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian equities largely rose on a data-light Monday following a bounce in oil markets and a third consecutive winning session on Wall Street last Friday.

  • Asian shares finish mixed as investors eye Fed meeting Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Asian equities largely recovered from the week's rout on Wednesday as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve's monthly meeting.

  • Passers-by are reflected on an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei stock average and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar (top) at a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian equity markets traded mostly higher on Friday, cutting the week's losses.