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  • Asian equity markets ended at session highs on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index leading gains by 2.6 percent as the yen weakened on news of corporate tax cuts.

  • China's benchmark index shot up to a seven-week high on Monday, boosting Asian stocks across the board on optimism that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing, but Japan bucked the trend after weak growth data.

  • China's benchmark index outperformed Asia on Friday to end the week in positive territory after a raft of economic data painted an upbeat picture of the world's second largest economy.

  • Japan's benchmark index suffered a second consecutive steep fall on Thursday after the previous day's 4 percent tumble as the yen rose, while the rest of Asia ended mixed following China's upbeat trade figures.

  • Nikkei closes down 4% as yen rises on Fed uncertainty Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei index ended below the key 14,000 level on Wednesday as the yen hit a six-week high against the greenback on uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve could begin tapering its easy-money program.

  • Once leading handset maker exits smartphone business Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    NEC said that it would quit making smartphones, acknowledging that it had lost sight of the development of mobile technology. The New York Times reports.

  • Vancouver Olympic silver medallist Mao Asada

    Tokyo is one of three cities in the running to host the 2020 Olympic Games and there are a number of Japanese stocks that could do well if Tokyo wins the bid.

  • Asian stocks end July on solid footing, but Nikkei drops Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • What the heck should you do with Sprint? Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    Softbank president Masayoshi Son

    Last year it was a turnaround story. This year it's a giant question mark. What do you do with Sprint?

  • Hedge fund founder John Paulson is betting big on the telecom sector and it's paying off big-time. The latest win could be AT&T's $1.9 billion deal for Leap Wireless.

  • Japan's Softbank Clears Final Hurdle to Buy Sprint Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.

  • Dish Bows Out of Battle Over Clearwire Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:34 PM ET

    Dish Network has bowed out of the battle for mobile service provider Clearwire Corp, marking the second major blow in less than a week.

  • Asia Mixed as China Cash Crunch Worries Linger Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    Asian stock markets surrendered early gains on Wednesday with the Shanghai Composite index leading declines as investors continued to worry about strained liquidity conditions in China despite reassurance from the central bank.

  • Sprint Raises Clearwire Bid, Wins Key Support Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:19 PM ET

    Sprint Nextel raised its buyout offer for Clearwire to $5 per share on Thursday and announced support from a key group of dissident shareholders, trumping rival Dish Network.

  • Good News for Softbank: Dish Abandons Sprint Bid Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 10:33 PM ET

    Dish Network Corp said it would not make a new offer to buy Sprint Nextel in time for a Tuesday deadline and will instead focus on its tender offer for Clearwire Corp.

  • Sprint Sues Dish, Clearwire as Key Deadline Looms Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel has sued Dish Network to block its offer for Clearwire, on the eve of a key deadline in a battle that also includes Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank.

  • SoftBank Raises Sprint Nextel Offer to $21.6 Billion Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    Japan's SoftBank said on Tuesday that it has agreed with Sprint Nextel to raise its offer for the U.S. wireless operator to $21.6 billion.

  • Nikkei Soars 5% After Upwards Growth Revision Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Monday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei rebounding on the back of a strong gross domestic product (GDP) revision and a weaker yen.

  • SoftBank Eyes Merger With T-Mobile as 'Plan B' Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 12:25 AM ET

    SoftBank is in talks with Deutsche Telekom over a possible deal for T-Mobile US, as the Japanese company looks for alternatives if its $20.1 billion deal with Sprint Nextel falls apart.

  • Nikkei Falls Over 5% in Steep Afternoon Sell-Off Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark index skidded below the 14,000 mark to a one-month low on Thursday, weighed down by a strengthening yen and volatile Japanese government bond yields (JGBs). The session brought the benchmark's total losses to 14 percent since last Thursday's plunge.