Asian equity markets kicked off the week mostly higher on Monday following strong data from the U.S. and China.» Read More
*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.
NEW YORK, Oct 18- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Friday it had agreed to pay $1.26 billion for a 57 percent stake in privately held cellphone distributor Brightstar Corp as it looks to boost its bargaining power with handset makers.
NEW YORK, Oct 18- SoftBank Corp said on Friday it agreed to pay $1.26 billion for a 57 percent stake in privately held cellphone distributor Brightstar Corp..
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.
TOKYO, Oct 16- Japanese stocks turned lower in choppy trade on Wednesday morning, as investors nervously watched developments in Washington for a deal to avert a U.S debt default ahead of Thursday's deadline. Among the stocks on the back foot, Japan Tobacco Inc fell 3.1 percent and Panasonic Corp dropped 1.5 percent.