Asian equities were mostly lower on Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day in nearly two months.» Read More
*Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.
*Mobile is weakest link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, selling a soon-to-be-launched Xperia in Japan, and in the United States via its unit Sprint, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning as tensions in the Ukraine conflict flared up again, but hopes that domestic investors would start buying up large-cap stocks limited the losses. Toyota Motor Corp gained 0.5 percent, Honda Motor Co added 0.4 percent and Sony Corp rose 0.6 percent.
*Kajima jumps on Nomura's rating hike. TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday morning in choppy trade as investors took profits from the recent gains in exporters as the weak yen trend paused, but losses were limited with the market supported by resilient U.S. shares.
Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.
TOKYO, Aug 22- Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said.
Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others, seeking niche business opportunities to offset a downturn in demand for their consumer electronics, are touting automated greenhouses and sensor-controlled fields that ensure constant conditions to produce high-quality vegetables all year-round.
Wall Street's upbeat performance overnight, helped by a subside in geopolitical tensions, elevated Asian bourses to fresh closing highs on Tuesday.
Asian bourses saw robust gains on Monday following a positive lead from Wall Street last week as geopolitical jitters eased.
TOKYO, Aug 11- Japanese stocks bounced strongly on Monday morning, recouping some of their steep losses suffered on Friday after Wall Street rallied on easing tensions in Ukraine, and exporters rose as the yen stepped back from last week's sharp gains.
Japan's Panasonic, best known for its television sets and home theater systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce.
SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Japan's Panasonic Corp, best known for its television sets and home theater systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce.
TOKYO, July 31- Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc's planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, but said it had yet to decide on the size and timing of its investment.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the crash of a passenger plane in Ukraine and an offensive in Gaza sparked geopolitical tensions.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets like locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
Asian stocks started the week with gains on Monday as fears about Portugal's banking sector receded and as attention turned to corporate earnings.
TOKYO, July 14- Japan's Nikkei average rose modestly on Monday, ending its longest losing streak since the current "Abenomics" rally started in November 2012, as retail investors picked up shares of small- and medium-sized companies.
Japanese manufacturers, rich but loath to spend it at home since the financial crisis, are now spending on equipment crucial to economic recovery.
"Until now, we just couldn't take the plunge," said Takashi Nanki, director and general manager at Shima Seiki Mfg Ltd, whose knitting machines make sweaters and knitwear for the likes of Gucci, Prada and Benetton. As a result, corporate Japan sits on a cash pile of some 232 trillion yen, according to Bank of Japan data.