Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday following a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy.» Read More
Oct 30- Sprint Corp posted a decline in third-quarter revenue on Wednesday as it lost more subscribers than expected following the shutdown of its older iDen network and warned that customer defections would remain high in coming quarters.
Asian equities rose on Wednesday, taking their cue from a record finish on Wall Street ahead of a monetary-policy decision from the Federal Reserve.
*SoftBank, Mitsubishi Motors among top gainers. TOKYO, Oct 30- Japanese shares jumped to a one-week high on Wednesday morning, led by SoftBank Corp surging on hopes of solid earnings, and on expectations the Federal Reserve will maintain its ultra-easy money policy for at least the next few months.
Oct 30- SoftBank Corp's group operating profit could shoot up more than 70 percent for the six months through September, driven by sales of iPhones and other smartphones, the Nikkei reported. SoftBank added 1.58 million subscribers in the period, up 5 percent, surpassing those of competitors such as KDDI Corp and NTT DoCoMo Inc, the daily reported.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Apple Inc's disappointing third quarter was nowhere in evidence in Japan, where sales increased more than 40 percent as the highly anticipated launch of the new iPhone by Japan's biggest mobile firm boosted sales- at rival carriers.
As Apple's revenue growth in the Americas and Europe flatlined during the July-September quarter, Japan proved to be a bright spot for the company.
*Komatsu tumbles 8.6 pct after cutting profit outlook. TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday morning, hit by Komatsu Ltd dropping sharply after the world's second largest equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.
TOKYO, Oct 28- NTT Communications Corp said it will gain control of two U.S. cloud computing firms in takeover deals worth a combined 85.5 billion yen, as Japanese firms ramp up efforts to improve overseas networks through acquisitions.
TOKYO, Oct 28- NTT Communications Corp plans to buy two U.S. cloud computing firms for up to 100 billion yen combined, a source with knowledge of the matter said, as Japanese firms ramp up efforts to improve overseas networks through acquisitions.
Asian stocks were dealt a blow on Friday as concerns over a repeat of June's credit crunch in China overshadowed gains on Wall Street.
High-flying Conatus Capital has poached talent from other leading investment managers in the last few months, including SAC and GLG.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Mobile gaming company Kabam is raising its 2013 revenue forecast by about 8 percent to $325 million as recent hits like "Dragons of Atlantis" beat expectations and its publishing business for other developers' games is taking off, Chief Executive Kevin Chou said.
Japanese and Chinese equities were sold-off on Wednesday afternoon on fears of bad bank debt and tight liquidity in China.
TOKYO, Oct 23- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to a 3-1/ 2 week high on Wednesday morning after a soft U.S. jobs report cemented expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus in place until early next year. Softbank Corp extended its recent gains, jumping 3.0 percent to a new 13- year high of 7,850 yen and was the most traded stock by turnover.
*Nikkei up 0.2 pct; Topix flat. TOKYO, Oct 22- Japan's Nikkei stock average seesawed on Tuesday morning ahead of a key U.S. jobs report- an outcome eagerly awaited by global markets for clues on when the Federal Reserve will begin scaling back its stimulus.
**Crown Castle International Corp said on Sunday that it had agreed to buy rights to about 9,700 AT&T Inc wireless communication towers for $4.85 billion in cash.
Asian equities rose on Monday after the S&P 500 hit a record high last week and as bets on extended U.S. monetary stimulus lifted risk appetite.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Friday with the exception of Japan after China's economy grew at its fastest pace this year.
Asian stocks were in a holding pattern on Wednesday on caution whether the U.S. could avert a debt default after Senate lawmakers resumed talks.
Japanese tech group SoftBank is paying $1.53 billion for a 51 percent stake in Finnish mobile game maker Supercell, valuing Supercell at $3 billion.