Asian indices traded mostly higher in Friday's afternoon session, after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house.» Read More
*Steel shares outperform on Credit Suisse rating hikes. *Yahoo Japan jumps after Goldman Sachs adds to conviction list. Exporters were mixed, with Toyota Motor Corp rising 0.3 percent, while Honda Motor Co shed 0.5 percent and Toshiba Corp gained 0.7 percent.
**Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the second largest U.S. chicken processor, raised its offer for Hillshire Brands Co, escalating a bidding war with Tyson Foods Inc for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages. **Germany's Siemens said on Tuesday it called off the sale of its baggage handling and postal automation business.
Asian stocks finished mixed on Tuesday following key Chinese economic data and monetary policy decisions in Australia and India.
TOKYO, June 3- Japan's Nikkei share average closed at a fresh two-month high after investors took heart from upbeat U.S. manufacturing data, while the weaker yen spurred buying in exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei ended 0.7 percent higher at 15,034.25, the highest closing level since April 4.
TOKYO, June 3- Japan's Nikkei share average rose above the 15,000 mark for the first time in two months after investors took heart from upbeat U.S. data, while the weaker yen spurred buying in exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei gained 1.0 percent to 15,083.69 in mid-morning trade after opening at 15,089.04, the highest since April 4.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Friday as caution ahead of Chinese manufacturing data overshadowed a record finish on the S&P 500 overnight.
Internet service in the U.S. is horrible, Greylock Partner's John Lilly said, but he expects to see a greater investment in improving it.
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The company will reveal the names of its 28 controlling "Lakeside Partners" in an update to its US IPO filing, the Wall Street Journal said.
Softbank's Masayoshi Son--also the chairman of Sprint--said that Americans don't realize how bad their Internet service really is.
Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, but the mood was cautious amid developments in Thailand and the Bank of Japan's policy meeting.
AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in a bid for growth beyond a competitive cellular market.
Asian equities fell on Friday following a selloff in global markets, but Indian shares outperformed the region.
A subtle warning: investors should know that Alibaba founder Jack Ma might work against the company's best interests.
Asian shares rebounded on Thursday following the previous day's sharp sell-off as investors await trade figures from China.
Angry Chinese nationalists finally woke up on Wednesday to the fact that Japanese and American companies have owned over half of Alibaba for years.
Jack Ma began his career as an English teacher. Today, two of his websites account for more than half of the packages shipped through China.
Asian equities were sharply sold off on Wednesday on mounting concerns that Ukraine was on the brink of a civil war.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is relatively unknown in the U.S. But that's about to change.
Asian markets will have to contend with Chinese economic data for April alongside a slew of central bank policy decisions across the region in the week ahead.