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  • *Pension fund investment strategy also lifts sentiment- analysts SoftBank, Fast Retailing contribute half Nikkei gains. TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Thursday morning after hedge funds were seen buying futures, while index-heavyweight stocks rose as investors' risk appetite improved on benign comments by Fed...

  • *Japan Display soars on report it is considering building a plant. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a third day to hit a fresh 15- year high on Friday morning, with market sentiment getting a boost from a weaker yen following robust U.S. jobless data. "Now the market is relieved again on hopes for an earlier U.S. rate hike," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 19- Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a Feb. 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Rules set by Delhi's transport department in December require...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 19- Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a Feb. 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Rules set by Delhi's transport department in December require...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday, retreating from a near eight-year high after talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers on a new debt deal collapsed. Talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers over the country's debt broke down when Athens rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its...

  • Asian equities mixed on Greece, but Tokyo outperforms Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 6:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, as euro zone finance ministers failed to reach a deal with Greece, while losses in oil prices overnight compounded the depressed sentiment.

  • Nikkei at 2-month high as weak yen lifts exporters Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:28 PM ET

    *Fanuc soars to record high on report Third Point buys stake. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-month high on Thursday as the weak yen boosted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Sony Corp, while investors cautiously awaited the outcome of Greek debt negotiations. Fanuc Corp soared 3.7 percent to a record high after the Nikkei business daily...

  • Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, amid tensions between Greece and its euro zone creditors, and more weak Chinese data.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Tuesday its third-quarter operating profit slid 5.9 percent, missing estimates, as the ambitious mobile telecom firm continues to soak up the cost of trying to turn around loss-making U.S. unit Sprint Corp.. Japan's third-biggest mobile carrier by subscriber numbers kept its operating profit forecast for the...

  • How Google is dealing with its slow brain drain Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    A person passes by a Google logo in the company's offices in Berlin.

    Google is a massive company loaded with smart people, but high-profile departures are adding up. The latest is Senior Vice President Alan Eustace.

  • Feb 5- Sprint Corp's quarterly revenue fell less than expected as the U.S. mobile provider attracted more subscribers by cutting prices and offering promotions. Shares of the company, which is 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp, rose 3.7 percent to $4.75 in premarket trading on Thursday. Sprint's net loss more than doubled to $2.38 billion, or 60 cents per...

  • Sprint revenue falls on price cuts and promotions Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Feb 5- Sprint Corp's quarterly revenue fell 1.8 percent as the U.S. mobile provider struggles to reverse a decline in its subscriber base by cutting prices and offering promotions. Sprint's net loss more than doubled to $2.38 billion, or 60 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31 from $1.04 billion, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- Japanese shares rose on Wednesday as banks outperformed on strong earnings from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group while hopes for a new Greek debt swap deal and a further recovery in oil prices underpinned the overall mood. Financial shares led the gains after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group posted better than expected profits in the three months to...

  • The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.

  • Asian equities outside China traded higher on Friday, following a halt in the sell-off in energy markets and as traders digest the raft of earnings releases in Tokyo and Seoul.

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Asian shares wavered between positive and negative territory on Friday, as a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street helped counter persistent concerns over global growth and sagging Chinese shares. Spreadbetters predicted the U.S. lustre would rub off on European bourses when they opened, with Britain's FTSE 100 expected to open up around 19...

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings led by Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed sentiment, but a sell-off in index-heavyweight SoftBank Corp limited the gains. SoftBank Corp fell 3.4 percent and contributed a hefty 28.74 negative points to the Nikkei after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported...

  • *SoftBank bucks weakness after Alibaba's revenue disappoints. TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings in the United States and at home from the likes of Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed investors' risk appetite. Nomura Holdings Inc rose 3.1 percent after reporting the biggest jump in its quarterly profits...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 29- New Delhi's transport department has written to U.S. taxi hailing company Uber Technologies Inc detailing problems with its application for a license in the city, further complicating the firm's ability to operate in India's capital. Uber's services have been banned since December in New Delhi, when one of its drivers was accused of raping a...

  • Clock is ticking for 'radical' move from Samsung Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    The key takeaway from Samsung's latest earnings report is the need for something "radical" to turn around its fortunes, say analysts.