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  • *Nikkei may reach 19,500 yen- analysts. TOKYO, Dec 26- Japanese stocks slipped on Friday as investors closed positions as the year-end approaches, but sentiment remained upbeat about prospects for 2015. With overseas markets closed on Thursday for Christmas, there was little in the way of market catalysts. Japan's largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp added 0.4...

  • Nikkei breaks winning streak in thin trade; JAL suffers Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 25- Japanese stocks skidded on Thursday in thin Christmas Day trade as investors booked gains after five consecutive days of gains. Japan Airlines shed 4.0 percent on a media report that the government may end a tax break for companies that received its support to recover from bankruptcy. Large-cap firms Softbank Corp, and clothes brand Uniqlo owner...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- Telecoms tycoon Xavier Niel's NJJ Capital has agreed to buy Swiss mobile operator Orange Switzerland from private equity group Apax Partners for 2.8 billion Swiss francs, Apax said in a statement. NJJ Capital, Niel's private investment fund, has circled Orange Switzerland since 2012 when the business was sold to Apax. NJJ Capital declined to...

  • Shanghai outperforms Asian markets in regional slump Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 AM ET

    Asian equity markets largely fell on Tuesday, with Shanghai being an exception, over a persisting slump in oil prices and after latest data added to concerns about slowing activity in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Passers-by are reflected on an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei stock average and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar (top) at a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian equity markets traded mostly higher on Friday, cutting the week's losses.

  • MUMBAI, Dec 12- A ban on online taxi services in India, following the arrest in New Delhi of an Uber driver accused of rape, has brought uncertainty to the millions of dollars of international investment pumped into Uber's Indian rivals Ola and TaxiForSure. Ola raised $210 million in October from a group led by Japan's SoftBank Corp. TaxiForSure attracted $30...

  • TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's SoftBank Corp will soon downsize its Silicon Valley offices, people with knowledge of the matter said, signalling the company won't revive efforts to buy T-Mobile U.S. Inc.. The Japanese telecommunications company is now transferring "the bulk" of manpower out of its West Coast operations, including dispersing development engineers to...

  • SINGAPORE/ HANOI, Dec 12- A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment- even when they go to the bathroom. Uber has since been banned in the Indian capital, adding to bans or legal action...

  • Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race to Asia Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone

    A co-founder of GrabTaxi remarked that safety is so central to the business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment.

  • SINGAPORE/ HANOI, Dec 12- A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment- even when they go to the bathroom. Uber has since been banned in the Indian capital, adding to bans or legal action...

  • Oil's slump, poor Japan data spook Asian shares Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:01 AM ET

    Asian bourses slid again on Thursday, as falling oil prices and a worse-than-expected machinery orders report from Japan reinforced jitters about a sluggish global economy

  • Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Friday, with indices in Shanghai and Japan chalking up fresh multi-year highs ahead of U.S. jobs data.

  • CUT! DreamWorks' script needs rewrite, say investors Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Shrek and Jeffrey Katzenberg attend a DreamWorks event

    After going public 10 years ago, DreamWorks Animation has become one of the biggest disappointments on Wall Street.

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- Japanese stocks jumped to a near 7-1/ 2- year high on Thursday as a weak yen drove exporter shares, while the mood was also supported by data showing U.S. economic resilience and expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank. The broader Topix also scaled a six-year peak, adding 0.8 percent to 1,441.33, with toymaker Tomy jumping 10.0...

  • Softbank invests $250M in Asian taxi app GrabTaxi Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:09 PM ET
    Anthony Tan, Founder & Group CEO, GrabTaxi

    SoftBank has invested $250 million in mobile taxi-booking application GrabTaxi, its biggest investment in a Southeast Asian Internet firm.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 4- Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp has pumped in $250 million to become the top investor in Southeast Asian mobile taxi-booking application GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd, its biggest investment in a Southeast Asian Internet firm. GrabTaxi, which allows customers to order cabs closest to their location by mobile phone, operates in Singapore,...

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will invest $250 million in GrabTaxi, the largest mobile taxi booking app firm in Southeast Asia, to become its largest shareholder.

  • Shanghai and Japan stocks close at multi-year highs Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Asian equities rose on Tuesday, with Shanghai and Japanese stocks closing at multi-year highs on hopes of Chinese stimulus and as investors dismissed Japan's rating downgrade.

  • TOKYO, Dec 2- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Tuesday as investors took profits from the recent gains after Moody's Investors Service cut the country's sovereign debt rating, but losses were limited as the weak yen supported sentiment. Index heavyweight stocks such as SoftBank Corp, Fast Retaling Co and Fanuc Corp lost ground, falling between 0.6-1.8...

  • Asian shares higher after Japan dissolves parliament Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 AM ET
    A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian indices traded mostly higher in Friday's afternoon session, after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house.