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  • *Japan's weak GDP hurts sentiment. *Japan Display soars after confirming plant investment. TOKYO, March 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report stoked concerns that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected, while weaker-than-expected domestic growth data also hurt sentiment.

  • Indian shares led gains in Asia Wednesday after a surprise rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, while the rest of the region traded mixed.

  • JAKARTA, March 4- Selling goods online may only rely on a few mouse clicks, but in Indonesia, delivering purchases to dozens of islands via creaky ports and potholed roads is the logistical challenge Lippo Group faces when its department store opens in cyberspace this month. Lippo, the biggest shareholder of No. 1 retailer PT Matahari Department Store Tbk, is...

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Australian shares fell below the flatline on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised most market watchers by holding back on further easing.

  • Nikkei hits fresh 15-year high amid mixed trade in Asia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:22 AM ET
    A man is reflected in an electric quotation board flashing chart of the Nikkei index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Japanese shares outperformed the region by clinching a new multi-year high, as the rest of Asia traded mixed on Thursday.

  • *Pension fund investment strategy also lifts sentiment- analysts SoftBank, Fast Retailing contribute half Nikkei gains. TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Thursday morning after hedge funds were seen buying futures, while index-heavyweight stocks rose as investors' risk appetite improved on benign comments by Fed...

  • Dovish Yellen, China flash PMI fail to cheer Asian stocks Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:10 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Asian equities turned mixed amid choppy trade on Wednesday after China's manufacturing sector surprised markets with growth for the first time in three months.

  • *Japan Display soars on report it is considering building a plant. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a third day to hit a fresh 15- year high on Friday morning, with market sentiment getting a boost from a weaker yen following robust U.S. jobless data. "Now the market is relieved again on hopes for an earlier U.S. rate hike," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 19- Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a Feb. 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Rules set by Delhi's transport department in December require...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 19- Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a Feb. 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Rules set by Delhi's transport department in December require...

  • Asian stocks mixed on Greece fears, earnings Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    A woman waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity, pro-government demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens on the eve of a crucial euro zone finance minister's meeting to discuss the country's future, February 11, 2015.

    Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.

  • Foreign banks plan India boost in growth revival Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    Foreign private banks are bulking up in India, anticipating new opportunities to advise eager Indian millionaires and on signs of economic revival.

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday, retreating from a near eight-year high after talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers on a new debt deal collapsed. Talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers over the country's debt broke down when Athens rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its...

  • Asian equities mixed on Greece, but Tokyo outperforms Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 6:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, as euro zone finance ministers failed to reach a deal with Greece, while losses in oil prices overnight compounded the depressed sentiment.

  • Nikkei at 2-month high as weak yen lifts exporters Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:28 PM ET

    *Fanuc soars to record high on report Third Point buys stake. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-month high on Thursday as the weak yen boosted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Sony Corp, while investors cautiously awaited the outcome of Greek debt negotiations. Fanuc Corp soared 3.7 percent to a record high after the Nikkei business daily...

  • Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, amid tensions between Greece and its euro zone creditors, and more weak Chinese data.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Tuesday its third-quarter operating profit slid 5.9 percent, missing estimates, as the ambitious mobile telecom firm continues to soak up the cost of trying to turn around loss-making U.S. unit Sprint Corp.. Japan's third-biggest mobile carrier by subscriber numbers kept its operating profit forecast for the...

  • How Google is dealing with its slow brain drain Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Google Berlin, Germany

    Google is a massive company loaded with smart people, but high-profile departures are adding up. The latest is Senior Vice President Alan Eustace.

  • Feb 5- Sprint Corp's quarterly revenue fell less than expected as the U.S. mobile provider attracted more subscribers by cutting prices and offering promotions. Shares of the company, which is 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp, rose 3.7 percent to $4.75 in premarket trading on Thursday. Sprint's net loss more than doubled to $2.38 billion, or 60 cents per...

  • Sprint revenue falls on price cuts and promotions Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Feb 5- Sprint Corp's quarterly revenue fell 1.8 percent as the U.S. mobile provider struggles to reverse a decline in its subscriber base by cutting prices and offering promotions. Sprint's net loss more than doubled to $2.38 billion, or 60 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31 from $1.04 billion, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier.