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  • Nikkei extends losses to close down 2.3% Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:47 AM ET

    Monkeys threw a wrench into Asian markets in the Lunar New Year's first week of trading, with sell-offs in Japan, Singapore and Down Under Wednesday.

  • The Google-backed start-up aiming to fix traffic Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 1:00 PM ET
    Urban Engines screen

    Urban Engines is out to fix traffic congestion by giving cities and companies a map of everything happening on the roads and beyond.

  • GrabTaxi boss: We're staying local, thinking global Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:16 PM ET

    GrabTaxi founder Anthony Tan reckons being local will give his Singapore-based start-up the edge over behemoth Uber in Asia.

  • Robots that can recognize if you're sad Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET

    Social robots are expected to make their way into more homes, recognize their users' faces, sense emotions and react accordingly.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 5- Netflix Inc's global expansion is set to reach movie-mad India, industry executives said, where high-speed Internet connectivity is rapidly spreading among a vast population used to paying pennies for their latest Bollywood fix. Slowing growth at home in the United States has put pressure on video-streaming service Netflix to grow...

  • Jan 4- Chinese property and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Legendary Entertainment, valuing the U.S. movie studio company at between $3 billion and $4 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. Wanda, controlled by China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, will own a little more than half of Legendary...

  • *Bank of Japan to invest $2.5 bln a year in exchange-traded funds. *BOJ already owns about half of Japan's ETF market. TOKYO, Jan 4- Japan's central bank, which dominates the domestic bond market, has begun to call the shots in the equity market as well-- to the point where asset managers are looking to design investment funds with the Bank of Japan in mind.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 16- Sentiment at some of Asia's biggest firms deteriorated again in the fourth quarter, falling to a four-year low under the weight of concerns about slowing growth in China, the region's biggest economy, a Thomson Reuters/ INSEAD survey showed. China's economy- growing at its slowest pace in six years- ranked as the chief risk to corporate forecasts...

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- Ride hailing service Didi Kuaidi, Uber Technologies Inc's chief rival in China, said on Tuesday it had appointed Yahoo Inc co-founder and Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd investor Jerry Yang as a board observer and senior adviser. Yang's new positions at Didi Kuaidi add a new link in the cobweb of relations between the Chinese ride hailing company and...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 4- Ride-hailing firms including China's Didi Kuaidi, GrabTaxi in Southeast Asia, India's Ola and U.S.-based Lyft have formed a global ridesharing partnership, strengthening their challenge to Uber in major markets. Didi, backed by Chinese tech giants Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group Holding, already has a stake in Lyft, GrabTaxi and Ola.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BENGALURU, Dec 1- The board of Yahoo Inc is weighing a sale of its core Internet business when it meets this week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Yahoo's core business, which includes popular services like Yahoo Mail and its news and sports sites, could attract private equity firms, media and telecom companies or firms like Softbank...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BENGALURU, Dec 1- The board of Web giant Yahoo Inc is set to discuss the company's future, and that of high-profile Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, when it meets this week, The Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday. Yahoo's core business, which includes popular services like Yahoo Mail and its news and sports sites, could attract private equity...

  • Dec 1- Online search and advertising company Yahoo Inc's board plans to weigh the potential sale of its Internet business when it meets Wednesday through Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. In November, activist investor Starboard Value LP asked Yahoo to drop plans to spin off its stake in Alibaba due to tax concerns, and instead urged the...

  • *Didi's biggest rival in China is U.S. firm Uber. BEIJING, Dec 1- Ride-hailing company Didi Kuaidi, the Chinese front of an anti- Uber Technologies Inc alliance, said it is seeing better than expected results from its September investment in Lyft, Uber's main rival on its U.S. home turf. Didi, backed by Chinese tech behemoths Tencent Holdings Ltd and Alibaba Group...

  • Nov 20- Sprint Corp said it would raise about $1.1 billion in cash through a sale and lease-back deal with a company whose backers include Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, the U.S. telecom company's majority owner. Sprint cut its full-year adjusted EBITDA forecast to $6.8 billion- $7.1 billion from $7.2 billion- $7.6 billion, based on the deal with and the inclusion of "...

  • Nov 20- Sprint Corp said it would raise about $1.1 billion in cash by selling and then leasing back some leased-out mobile devices to a company whose backers include SoftBank Group Corp.. Sprint also cut its full year adjusted EBITDA forecast to $6.8 billion- $7.1 billion from $7.2 billion- $7.6 billion, based on the deal and the inclusion of "transformation...

  • ASX, Nikkei close strong, Shanghai ends in green Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 2:22 AM ET

    Asian equities closed higher on Thursday afternoon after U.S. markets reacted positively to the release of the Fed's October meeting minutes.

  • Asian stocks mixed after bomb scare, oil's drop Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 2:26 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks in front of a share prices board showing the numbers on the Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo.

    Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, as investors remain cautious over the latest global geopolitical developments in the wake of Paris terror attacks.

  • A visitor looks at an electronic stock board at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks were battered on Friday, amid sharp falls in commodity prices and growing expectations that the Fed will hike rates next month.

  • Asian stocks mixed after China data deluge Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 2:17 AM ET
    A pedestrian looks at a share prices board in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks mostly edged up on Wednesday following fresh economic data from China that largely met expectations.