Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday following a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy.» Read More
WASHINGTON, April 17- A possible merger between Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc could prompt U.S. regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed regulations.
*Shares in Alibaba shareholders Yahoo, Softbank jump. SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering.
*Crisis in Ukraine limits gains. TOKYO, April 15- Japanese stocks rebounded from six-month lows on Tuesday morning after strong U.S. retail sales data helped calm nerves amid the backdrop of an escalating crisis in Ukraine.
The Nikkei 225 finished its worst trading week since March 2011 on Friday, with analysts highlighting a change in sentiment towards Japan's benchmark index.
*Toyota falters on recall of vehicles, BoFA Merrill cuts rating. Federal Reserve eased worries over the timing of rate hikes, though Toyota Motor extended losses as investors punished it for its latest global recall of vehicles.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Tuesday with Chinese shares outperforming but sentiment remained shaky following a global stock selloff overnight.
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, April 7- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a one-week low on Monday dragged down by tech shares following a slide on Wall Street, while a strong yen hit exporters to round out a harsh day for the market.
*Daiichi Sankyo soars after Sun Pharma buys Indian unit Ranbaxy. *U.S. jobs data positive but overshadowed by Wall Street slide.
Asian equity markets ended mixed on Friday with investors hesitant to make bets ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report.
TOKYO, April 4- The Nikkei average slipped from a three-week high on Friday on caution before the release of U.S. jobs data, but speculation that the Bank of Japan may adopt more stimulus next week underpinned shares of real estate and brokerage firms.
Masayoshi Son, the man behind Japan's leading internet venture Softbank, is the country's wealthiest individual with a net worth of $19 billion, according to Forbes.
*Tencent, banks and regulators stand in Alibaba's way. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, April 3- Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company, changed how China shops. Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, sees an Alibaba future that stretches from banking to education, travel to entertainment.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Friday as growing hopes of policy easing in China offset a weak lead from Wall Street.
TOKYO, March 28- Japanese stocks rose to two-week highs on Friday in choppy trade ahead of the approaching fiscal year-end, while Yahoo Japan Corp dived on questions over strategy following news it will buy mobile network operator eAccess from SoftBank Corp. Gains in Asian markets helped the Nikkei share average end 0.5 percent higher at 14,696.03, the best close since March 13.
*Yahoo Japan tumbles on eAccess buy.
SAN ANTONIO, March 27- Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks with Dish Network Corp on a fixed wireless broadband partnership, the chief executive officer of SoftBank told Reuters on Thursday.
SAN ANTONIO, March 27- Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks with Dish Network Corp on a fixed wireless broadband partnership, the chief executive officer of SoftBank told Reuters on Thursday. "They have the satellite and we have the network that we can collaborate on.
Asian stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street overnight and as investors fretted over Ukraine and China.