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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.
*Ibiden falls on lukewarm Intel forecast. TOKYO, Jan 17- Japanese stocks dropped on Friday morning, following Wall Street lower in the wake of disappointing U.S. corporate earnings, while exporters sagged as the weak-yen trend took a pause.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday but Japanese shares fell on a bout of profit-taking.
*S&P rise, U.S. data bolster risk appetite. TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's Nikkei average rose on Thursday morning, adding to a sharp rise in the previous session, after strong U.S. data and corporate earnings drove Wall Street stocks higher while a weaker yen bolstered market sentiment.
*Toshiba climbs to 5-1/ 2 month high after UK nuclear deal. TOKYO, Jan 15- Tokyo's Nikkei stock average rebounded from a one-month low on Wednesday as a robust U.S. retail sales report helped ease concerns about the pace of growth in the world's largest economy- one of Japan's top trading partners.
TOKYO, Jan 10- Marubeni Corp has bought a Tokyo- area 100- megawatt gas power plant, the Japanese trading house said on Friday, as it looks to take advantage of major reforms in store for the nation's power sector.
Japanese equities rose to a new six-year closing high on it's final trading day of the year after dollar-yen hit new multi-year highs.
*Panasonic, Fujifilm, Olympus camera divisions all losing money. TOKYO, Dec 30- Panasonic Corp and Japan's other mid-tier camera makers have a battle on their hands to win over a smartphone "selfie" generation to mirrorless cameras that held such promise when they were launched around five years ago.
SINGAPORE, Dec 26- A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help to protect a building from earthquakes by bending seismic waves around it. Similarly, tsunami waves could be bent around towns, and soundwaves bent around a room to make it soundproof.
Asian equity markets cheered another record close on Wall Street overnight, led by fresh six-year highs on Japan's benchmark index.
China's benchmark Shanghai Composite closed at its lowest levels since August 23 on Friday due to concerns of tight liquidity.
Asia stocks were mostly higher on Thursday after the Fed unveiled a cut in stimulus and vowed to keep rates low but China underperformed on liquidity fears.
*JPMorgan and others sell futures to lock in profits from Wed- traders. TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 1.5 percent on Thursday morning to within striking distance of its year high, as global equity markets took the glass half-full view after the U.S.
Caution dominated trade in Asia on Monday after a preliminary reading of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a three-month low in December.
One year into Prime Minister Abe's economic revival plan, he has yet to act on his pledge to stage the nation's comeback as a global economic dynamo.
Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday on speculation that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its stimulus program soon.