Asian equities extended losses into a third session on Wednesday following a selloff on Wall Street overnight and steady Chinese inflation data.» Read More
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested data that showed a slight improvement in Chinese factory activity.
Asian shares fell on Monday with the absence of a lead from Wall Street last week due to the Easter holidays.
TOKYO, April 17- The Bank of Japan maintained its upbeat view on most of the country's regional economies, adding to reassurances from its governor that the world's third-largest economy can ride out the pain from a sales tax hike without additional stimulus.
Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday following a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy.
Asian stocks took a hit on Friday after losses on Wall Street overshadowed benign Chinese data.
TOKYO, April 11- Sony Corp on Friday urged customers to stop using a model of its Vaio computers launched in February, saying there was a risk that the battery would catch fire. Sony said in a statement it had shipped 25,905 of the Vaio Fit 11 A in 52 countries since its launch.
Asian stocks kicked off the week lower after heavy losses on Wall Street at the end of last week.
Technology stocks led a global downturn on Monday, after a selloff in U.S. stocks on Friday hit market confidence.
TOKYO, March 27- Panasonic Corp laid out plans for a rebound to record revenue within five years, while boosting planned spending on a restructuring that is recasting the one-time leading consumer electronics maker as a supplier to other businesses.
TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average was modestly higher on Wednesday, with early trade characterised by choppiness ahead of the fiscal year end although Kirin Holdings soared on a report that it will raise its dividend. "There is few domestic catalysts to move the Japanese market as a whole," said Hikaru Sato, senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.
Sony is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels to drive growth in its image sensor business.
TOKYO, March 25- Sony Corp is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels- vital to better quality video calls and "selfies"- to sustain the double-digit revenue growth in its image sensor business. Sony expects its sales of imaging sensor chips to jump 16 percent to 360 billion yen in the year ending this month.
Asian stocks rose on Monday after weak Chinese data raised hopes of fresh monetary stimulus.
TOKYO, March 17- Japan's Nikkei share average hovered near a one-month low on Monday morning as escalating tensions in Ukraine dampened risk-appetite, though SoftBank Corp soared after its affiliate said it would go public in the United States.
*Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.
Happy Thursday. To our great relief, Bill Ackman has never accused the Morning Six-Pack of being a pyramid scheme.
TOKYO, March 12- Big Japanese companies such as Toyota Motor Corp offered the most generous pay raises in years on Wednesday, a victory for the government's efforts to defeat deflation, but workers will still struggle to offset a looming sales tax increase.
Toyota Motor Corp said it will give its Japan-based workers their biggest pay raise in 21 years in the year starting in April.
*Toyota, other top firms to offer 3 pct pay raises. TOKYO, March 12- Big Japanese companies such as Toyota Motor Corp will offer the most generous pay raises in years on Wednesday, but workers will still struggle to offset a sales tax increase, highlighting the difficulties the government is facing in overcoming entrenched deflation.
Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.