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  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Comcast Corp's failed bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc is the latest muscle flex by U.S. antitrust enforcers and will likely deter chief executives from pursuing aggressive transactions as a way to spend excess cash. Comcast, which had barely convinced regulators to allow it to buy NBC Universal four years ago, folded under pressure from the...

  • *Fifty line up at one Tokyo store, more in Berlin. NEW YORK/ TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques in major cities like Tokyo and Paris sold the timepiece- but not for purchase at its own stores. Shops included The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris,...

  • *Fifty line up at one Tokyo store, more in Berlin. TOKYO, April 24- A small group of Japanese tech-addicts lined up in Tokyo to become the first consumers to buy the Apple Watch from selected stores on Friday, but there was no sign of the frenzy that usually accompanies Apple Inc product rollouts. They include The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris, Maxfield in Los...

  • TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc's first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company's product rollouts. Buyers can take the smartwatch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, including The...

  • TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc's first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company's product rollouts. Buyers can take the smartwatch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, including The...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- Yahoo Inc announced it is looking at cashing in its stake in Yahoo Japan Corp, which could be worth almost $9 billion before tax, news that boosted Yahoo's stock price. The advisers will help Yahoo "determine the most promising opportunities to maximize value" for the Yahoo Japan stake, said Mayer. Yahoo owns about 35 percent of Yahoo Japan...

  • People have photos taken with a replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai.

    Chinese shares touched fresh seven-year highs on Monday, while Japan's Nikkei 225 struggled to find momentum.

  • Shares in Hong Kong and Tokyo outperformed the region to scale fresh multi-year highs on Thursday.

  • Get used to more Twitter takeover rumors Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo gives an interview on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Nov. 7, 2013.

    Twitter is rumored to be the target of an hostile takeover by both Facebook and Google, Re/code reports.

  • The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks were higher across the board on Wednesday, with Tokyo, Seoul and mainland markets hitting fresh highs.

  • Asian stocks advanced amid choppy trade on Friday as traders looked ahead to the release of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report.

  • March 31- Sprint Corp has agreed to a $131 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier of defrauding investors about problems dating back to its $36 billion merger with Nextel Communications Inc in 2005.. The all-cash settlement made public on Monday resolves claims that Sprint, former Chief Executive Gary...

  • Asian stocks outside Australia recovered from a lackluster open to rise on Monday as a modestly positive lead from Wall Street offset the impact of sliding oil prices.

  • MUMBAI, March 26- A group of investors led by Japanese mobile telecom firm SoftBank Corp is in talks to buy a 20 percent stake in Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics IPO-MINF.NS> for up to $1 billion, two people aware of the discussions said. The investment would value Micromax, an unlisted provider of affordable smartphones that competes with South...

  • MUMBAI, March 26- A group of investors led by Japanese mobile telecom firm SoftBank Corp is in talks to buy a 20 percent stake in Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics for up to $1 billion, two people aware of the discussions said. The investment would value Micromax, an unlisted provider of affordable smartphones that competes with South Korea's Samsung...

  • UPDATE 1-Clash of Clans maker Supercell doubles profit Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    HELSINKI, March 24- Finnish mobile game maker Supercell tripled sales and doubled core profit last year on the back of hit titles Clash of Clans, Hay Day and Boom Beach, the company said on Tuesday. The Helsinki- based business, which is majority owned by Japan's Softbank, said operating profit rose to 515 million euros from 243 million in 2013, while revenue jumped...

  • MUMBAI, March 20- As billions of dollars flow into India's booming online economy, some investors are beginning to fret that soaring valuations could hamper market listings and limit their options when it comes to turning paper profits into cash. India's rising number of smartphone users, cheaper internet costs and a vast middle class have turned it into one of...

  • Stocks in Japan and China settled at new multi-year highs for the second straight session as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

  • Pedestrians stand in front of stock market boards along the pavement in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japanese stocks tracked a positive lead from Wall Street to hit a fresh multi-year high, breaching the 19,000 level, as major indices in the region largely rose on Friday.

  • Snapdeal drums up custom in Slumdog's Dharavi Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:10 AM ET

    *Snapdeal is India's second-largest online shopping market. The company's aspirations are backed up by serious investment from the likes of Japan's Softbank Corp, which ploughed $627 million into Snapdeal last October, and could soon get a boost from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, which is in talks for another cash investment, a source told Reuters...