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  • Nov 21- Sprint Corp has been ranked last among U.S. mobile telecom operators in a customer satisfaction survey by the influential Consumer Reports organization, scoring dismal marks for measures ranging from voice to 4 G reliability. In last year's survey, Sprint trailed only Verizon Wireless among the four major carriers.

  • Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday thanks to a weak yen while the rest of Asia fell on U.S. tapering fears.

  • Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday as the yen weakened while the rest of Asian investors cheered dovish remarks from Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen.

  • Larger rival DirecTV also added more customers than expected in the third quarter, while cable providers Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc all reported video subscriber losses. Dish also got a bit of a boost from Time Warner Cable's protracted fight with CBS Corp..

  • Nov 12- Dish Network Corp added 35,000 pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter, far exceeding Wall Street expectations, sparking a 4.4 percent jump in its shares in early trading on Tuesday. Cable providers Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc all reported losses in video subscribers.

  • Japan's TSE launches new stock index to boost appeal Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 3:56 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 6- The Tokyo Stock Exchange is launching a new index comprised of companies with high return on equity and strong corporate governance to appeal to investors, amid a strong rally in Japanese shares this year.

  • Japan's benchmark index outperformed on Wednesday while the rest of Asian shaares were subdued as investors awaited direction from central banks.

  • Nikkei rises 0.8 pct, boosted by Toyota's guidance hike Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 1:23 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's Nikkei average rose, driven by gains in Toyota Motor Corp after the automaker lifted its earnings guidance, while companies that have been battered after disappointing earnings also bounced.

  • *Fast Retailing hits 2- month low after Uniqlo Oct sales down Y/Y. TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's Nikkei average held steady on Wednesday as a fall in Fast Retailing Co Ltd after weak October sales offset gains in companies rebounding from a recent battering on the back of disappointing quarterly earnings.

  • Asian stocks closed out Tuesday mixed in choppy trade as investors focused on central bank statements and awaited key U.S. economic data.

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- Japan's Nikkei average edged higher on Tuesday, ending a two-day losing run as gains made by companies such as farm equipment maker Kubota Corp after lifting earnings forecasts countered Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plunge on weaker guidance.

  • *Nissan cuts guidance, sags as much as 11.6 pct to 7- mth low. TOKYO, Nov 5- Japan's Nikkei average stabilised on Tuesday after two days of losses as gains made by companies such as farm equipment maker Kubota Corp after lifting earnings forecasts countered Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plunge on weaker guidance.

  • Asian equity markets were mixed on the first day of the month but signs of a continuing economic recovery in China helped lift sentiment.

  • TOKYO, Nov 1- Japan's Nikkei fell to a one-week closing low on Friday, dragged down by Sony Corp, Apple Inc supplier Nitto Denko Corp and NTT Data Corp after they sharply lowered their earnings guidance. Both Nitto Denko and NTT Data also cut their estimates. Nitto Denko lost 2.1 percent and NTT Data dropped 4.8 percent.

  • *Sony tumbles 10 pct after slashing guidance. TOKYO, Nov 1- Japanese stocks inched higher on Friday morning, helped by solid earnings from the likes of Panasonic and mobile operator SoftBank Corp, but the mood was somewhat dimmed by a plunge in Sony Corp shares on a profit-warning.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's SoftBank Corp aims to boost its sales past the 7 trillion yen milestone next year, putting it in the same league as electronics giants like Sony Corp by leveraging acquisitions to boost its mobile business.

  • SoftBank reports record 6-month operating profit Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's SoftBank Corp reported a record six-month profit on Thursday, helped by strong sales of handsets, subscriber growth and a share price that has more than doubled this year.

  • *Honda Motor down on disappointment it didn't upgrade earnings f'cast. TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average pulled back from a one-week high on Thursday morning on earnings concerns, with blue-chips Toshiba Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd coming under pressure after reporting quarterly results.

  • UPDATE 2-Sprint promises higher data speeds than rivals Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 6:06 PM ET

    BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct 30- Sprint Corp promised to gradually offer wireless data speeds far in excess of those offered by bigger rivals like Verizon, as it hopes to use recently acquired wireless airwaves to regain market share.

  • Sprint demonstrates 1 gigabit wireless data speeds Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Google Inc boasts 1 gigabit/second speeds on a fiber network it built in Kansas City. Sprint, 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp, plans to use the latest technology and airwaves from its buyout of Clearwire Corp to boost its network capacity. The first markets with limited availability are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa and Miami.

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