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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16- Google Inc's revenue fell short of Wall Street's expectations as growth in Internet advertising slowed in the most-recent quarter, offsetting a modest improvement in ad pricing, sending its shares down about 3 percent. That was down from the 25 percent growth rate that Google delivered in the second quarter. Shares of Google fell 2.7...

  • Mounting anxiety over global growth and the spread of Ebola dragged Asian bourses lower on Thursday.

  • Asian stocks mostly higher on weak yen, stimulus hopes Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:28 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Most Asian bourses traded higher on late Wednesday, as benign Chinese inflation data fueled hopes of additional easing while a weaker currency provided support for Japanese shares.

  • *Deutsche Telekom shares down 0.7 percent. FRANKFURT, Oct 14- Deutsche Telekom had already given up on trying to sell its near 67 percent stake in T-Mobile US before upstart French telecoms firm Iliad dropped its bid on Monday and is now looking to avoid having to stump up more funds for the U.S. mobile network operator, analysts and investors said.

  • Asian markets mixed; Tokyo closes at a new 2-month low Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday as fears of global economic weakness affected investor sentiment.

  • Japan aims to turn robotics into profit Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET
    Models demonstrate a robot assistant to support people walking and standing up from a bed and moving to the toilet, during a press preview hosted by Japan's Panasonic in Tokyo.

    Panasonic and other Japanese manufacturers are hoping to turn their knack for robotics into commercial reality. The Financial Times reports.

  • Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday following a global rout but Shanghai bucked the trend after a week-long holiday.

  • Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Nikesh Arora

    Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the US entertainment industry.

  • What rich Chinese are investing in next Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    As U.S. box-office receipts decline, some Chinese investors and U.S. media execs are pairing up to make big bets on China's film industry.

  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Asian equities reversed losses to end higher on Friday ahead of U.S. jobs data, with Hong Kong markets in focus as protests entered their eighth day.

  • Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:35 PM ET

    Oct 2- Softbank Corp's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the U.S. entertainment industry-- the Japanese telecommunications company and Nikesh Arora, the former Google Inc executive running a new media and internet company. Two months after unexpectedly decamping from Google for SoftBank, Arora...

  • TOKYO/ NEW YORK, Oct 2- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is taking a minority stake in privately-held Legendary Entertainment for $250 million and will form a joint venture with the Hollywood movie studio. Investing in Legendary would give SoftBank access to Hollywood films and television shows and would also broaden the reach of the Japanese company...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Japan's Softbank Corp will take a minority stake in privately-held Legendary Pictures and the two companies will set up a joint venture, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. An announcement of the details could come as soon as Thursday, the people said, asking not to be named because the matter is not public. Softbank had been in talks on...

  • SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures -report Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday. The talks have been on a separate track from SoftBank's negotiations with DreamWorks Animation, The Hollywood Reporter said.

  • Sept 30- SoftBank Corp's talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said. Two bankers at separate institutions in Japan said SoftBank's interest had cooled even before media reports emerged over the weekend about the discussions, with one citing price as a dissuading factor.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's talks about taking on a Japanese owner highlight the challenges facing Hollywood's smaller studios in remaining independent and could prompt a string of other deals.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc could soon have a new Japanese owner in a deal that highlights the challenges facing Hollywood's smaller studios in remaining independent and could prompt a string of other deals.

  • US STOCKS-DreamWorks, Athlon rally on deal news Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG and Athlon Energy were among the biggest movers in the premarket session on Monday, with both names rallying on deal news. Shares of DreamWorks soared after a person with knowledge of the situation said Japan's SoftBank Corp was in talks to buy the company.

  • A pedestrian walks past an electronic stock board displaying a mid-day figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian equity markets started the week mixed, with Hong Kong stocks tumbling on the back of intensifying protests.

  • TOKYO, Sept 29- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday with the weak yen supporting sentiment, while risk taking was buoyed after the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/ 2 years in the second quarter.