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  • Nikkei sags, heads for first weekly drop in five Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 21- Japanese stocks skidded on Friday as selling ahead of a long weekend and signs of short-term overheating offset a boost from a solid Wall Street performance rooted in U.S economic strength. Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Uniqlo clothes brand owner, lost 1.3 percent, knocking 21 points off the Nikkei, while Softbank Corp sagged 0.3 percent.

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese stocks were steady on Thursday as a further weakening of the yen boosted market sentiment, but gains were limited as investors took profits on such recent performers such as SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei benchmark ended 0.1 percent higher at 17,300.86, close to a seven-year peak hit last week. The broader Topix added 0.1 percent to close at...

  • WUZHEN, China, Nov 19- Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. "This place is crowded with tourists, who are perfectly orderly, and cyberspace should also be free and open, with rules...

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • Indian retailers hobble as e-commerce race ahead Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.

  • MUMBAI, Nov 18- The head of Future Group, one of India's largest and most established retailers, admits he can't keep up with web sites like Snapdeal and Flipkart when it comes to spending money to entice shoppers to buy online. Private investors have poured $2.3 billion into India's e-commerce companies so far this year, according to consulting firm Technopak,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Tokyo stocks suffered their biggest one-day slump since August on Monday after Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession, prompting investors to book profits from recent gains. Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank an annualised 1.6 percent in the third quarter, following a sharp contraction between April and June caused by a hike in...

  • Nov 14- India's Reliance Entertainment plans to begin acquiring North American and European mobile game studios starting in early 2015, in hopes of becoming a significant global player in the fast-growing mobile games industry. The company, which is the biggest stakeholder in DreamWorks Animation Studios, is in talks with bankers to identify and acquire...

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's Nikkei share average pulled back from a seven-year high on Friday as investors turned cautious before economic growth data next week, amid mounting expectations that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would call an early election and possibly postpone a sales tax hike. The Nikkei started rising on Oct. 31, after investors cheered the Bank Of...

  • Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal: Analyst Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG Jeffrey Katzenberg poses with the character Shrek for photographers during a media event before the evening's premier of "Shrek the Third," June 7, 2007, in Paris.

    Hasbro's relationship with Disney could complicate the toymaker's potential purchase of DreamWorks Animation, said Piper Jaffray analyst Steph Wissink.

  • Hasbro may be in talks to buy DreamWorks Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:59 PM ET

    Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Asia stocks were under pressure on Wednesday amid concerns over oil and Chinese growth, but Japanese markets continued to outperform the region.

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- Japanese stocks stepped back on Wednesday morning as heavyweight Softbank tumbled after slashing its profit forecast, while the broader market took a breather after outsized gains inspired by a fresh stimulus drive by the Bank of Japan. We're seeing investors taking profits this morning, "said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex in Tokyo.

  • *Cuts FY operating profit forecast 10 pct to 900 bln yen. TOKYO, Nov 4- Fast-growing Japanese telecom firm SoftBank Corp sliced the best part of $1 billion off its annual profit forecast as the Sprint Corp U.S. carrier it bought last year continues to lose customers in droves, with no quick fix in sight. SoftBank said Sprint's troubles mean it now expects an operating...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Sprint Corp announced on Monday it will fire 2,000 employees as the company attempts to cut costs and turn around several quarters of losses. Sprint reported a loss of 19 cents per share, well below analyst expectations of a loss of 6 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Sprint shares dropped 7.7 percent to $5.72 in after-market...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Sprint Corp, the No. 3 U.S. mobile provider, on Monday reported an increase in quarterly revenue that was slightly below analysts' expectations. Sprint shares fell 1.1 percent to $5.86 in after-market trading after closing at $6.20 on the New York Stock Exchange. Sprint, which is 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp, said its operating losses...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Sprint Corp, the No. 3 U.S. mobile provider, on Monday reported an increase in quarterly revenue that was slightly below analysts' expectations. The company, which is 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp, said its operating losses narrowed to $192 million, or 19 cents per share, in the third quarter, from a loss of $380 million, or 24 cents per share,...

  • Oct 30- Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has set its sights on the wireless assets put up for sale by America Movil, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. SoftBank recently asked Sprint Corp Chief Executive Marcelo Claure to gather information on the assets that America Movil is planning to sell, sources told the...

  • India's delivery men offer prize investment Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:45 PM ET
    The Snapdeal.com website is displayed in this photo.

    Everyone wants a piece of India's booming online retail sector, but for those without billions to spare, the best bet may be the delivery men.

  • After final negotiations over a sushi breakfast earlier this month, Snapdeal on Tuesday unveiled a $627 million investment from Japan's SoftBank, one of the high-profile early backers-- and now major shareholder-- in China's Alibaba. For Bahl, who has often said he aims to lead " India's Alibaba," it is a stamp of approval for Snapdeal's strategy and its decision to...