Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the crash of a passenger plane in Ukraine and an offensive in Gaza sparked geopolitical tensions.» Read More
Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday following mini-stimulus measures from China and positive U.S. data.
*China stimulus steps lift construction machinery makers. TOKYO, April 3- Japanese stocks rose to three-week highs on Thursday morning, spurred by gains in construction equipment makers on news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy and on another set of solid data in the United States.
TOKYO, April 2- The future of Apple Inc's supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple is in talks to buy control of a Japanese venture that makes key semiconductors for its iPhone screens.
*Apple interested, could pay 500 bln yen by summer- Nikkei. TOKYO, April 2- Renesas Electronics Corp is talking with Apple Inc and other potential buyers of a stake in a smartphone display chip unit, as the struggling Japanese chipmaker restructures its business around the automotive industry, said a person familiar with the matter.
*Apple interested, could pay 500 bln yen- Nikkei. TOKYO, April 2- Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp said it was considering selling a unit that designs display control chips, and media reports said Apple Inc is in talks to buy it for about 50 billion yen. The unit, Renesas SP Drivers, designs chips for Apple's iPhone, according to industry sources.
April 2- Apple Inc is in talks to buy Japan- based Renesas Electronics Corp's stake in a unit that designs liquid crystal display chips for iPhones for about 50 billion yen, the Nikkei reported, without identifying a source. Apple expects to complete the stake purchase by summer, the business daily reported on Tuesday.
TOKYO, April 1- Apple Inc suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this autumn, with a 4.7- inch screen likely to be produced first while a 5.5- inch version could be delayed, supply chain sources said.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about tougher sanctions against Russia.
Asian stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street overnight and as investors fretted over Ukraine and China.
Asian stocks rose on Monday after weak Chinese data raised hopes of fresh monetary stimulus.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested interest rate hikes could happen sooner than expected.
Shares of Japan Display plunged on their trading debut Wednesday, with analysts attributing the dismal performance to the mispricing of its stock.
Asian equity markets sold off sharply across the board on Friday amid a flight-to-safety.
Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.
*Foreigners seen buying back after Japan shares underperformed. *Sony jumps 5 pct on restructuring plan. TOKYO, Feb 7- Japan's Nikkei average jumped 2 percent on Friday morning, moving away from a four-month low hit earlier this week, as investor sentiment was brightened by a rally on Wall Street and hopes for an upbeat U.S. jobs report later in the day.
TOKYO, Feb 6- Sony Corp Chief Executive Offer Kazuo Hirai is seeking to cure a TV business that has lost $7.8 billion over a decade by isolating it to speed up decisions on future strategy.
Sony's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix its flagship TV division.
*Sony in talks to sell Vaio Japan business to fund- source. TOKYO, Feb 5- Sony Corp's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix a much bigger problem- a flagship TV division that has lost $7.5 billion over the last 10 years.
Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday. Overnight gains on Wall Street pushed Japan and South Korea shares on a rebound.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.