Asian stocks were mixed on Friday, as focus turned to the release of U.S. jobs data for clues on when the Fed could cut back its stimulus program.» Read More
TOKYO, Oct 9- Panasonic Corp will pull out of the plasma television panel business by the end of the financial year to March 2014, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters, marking a key milestone in the long-term decline of Japan's TV industry.
Asian shares retraced most of their early losses by midday Tuesday, even as the U.S. government shutdown dragged into its second week.
Asian stocks erased gains on Monday after the latest comments from U.S politicians showed no signs of progress to resolve the budget standoff.
TOKYO, Oct 7- Shares of loss-making Japanese electronics company Sharp Corp slid to a near six-month low on Monday ahead of the pricing of a $1.5 billion share issue that some fear could wipe close to a third off the value of existing investors' holdings.
Asia pared losses on Friday after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged and as the U.S. government shutdown dragged into a fourth day.
Apple will be unable to widely roll out a new version of the iPad Mini with a high-resolution "retina" display this month.
Asian stock indices closed mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
SEOUL, Sept 17- Chinese flat screen makers, once dismissed as second-class players in the global LCD market, are drawing envious looks from big names such as LG Display Co Ltd and Samsung. Since then, shipments have soared around 20- fold, thanks to China, data from research firm IHS shows.
Asian equities were lower on the final trading day of the week due to profit-taking and caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week but Japan bucked the trend on media reports of Lawrence Summers as the next Fed chief.
*Futures settlement at 14,323.29 can serve as support- trader. TOKYO, Sept 13- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Friday morning as many investors awaited next week's key U.S. Exporters were mixed, with Toyota Motor Corp adding 0.2 percent, Toshiba Corp falling 0.7 percent and Sony Corp gaining 0.1 percent.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Thursday as risk appetite was dampened by fears of a reduction in the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.
*Sharp to sell 150 bln yen shares to public. *May raise 20 bln yen via 3rd- party allocation. TOKYO, Sept 12- Japan's Sharp Corp plans to raise up to $1.7 billion as the struggling TV and display maker seeks to pay down debt after a rescue last year and shore up its tattered finances, people with knowledge of the moves told Reuters.
*Sharp, Mitsubishi Motors sag on dilution fears. TOKYO, Sept 12- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade Thursday morning as the stronger yen hit exporters, while Sharp Corp tumbled after sources told Reuters it plans to raise as much as 150 billion yen through a public share offering.
The likes of Sharp Corp and Fujitsu Ltd are also threatened by NTT DoCoMo Inc's decision to offer the iPhone for the first time to its roughly 60 million subscribers after haemorrhaging customers to iPhone-touting rivals SoftBank Corp and KDDI Corp.
TOKYO, Sept 6- Japan's biggest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc is expected to start selling iPhones as soon as autumn, helping Apple Inc extend its reach in a country where it has more than three times the market share of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..
TOKYO, Sept 6- NTT DoCoMo Inc will begin selling Apple Inc's iPhone as early as this autumn, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, as it seeks to halt a loss of market share to rivals already offering Japan's most popular smartphone.
TOKYO, Sept 6- NTT DoCoMo Inc, Japan's largest mobile carrier, will begin selling Apple Inc's iPhone as early as this autumn, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Apple is expected to unveil the latest version of its iPhone at an event on Sept. 10.
TOKYO, Aug 30- Japan's Nikkei share average is set to rise for a second day on Friday as upbeat U.S. data propped up Wall Street overnight, while geopolitical tensions are likely to ease as doubts emerge over an imminent U.S.-led military strike on Syria.
Asian stocks tracked declines in global equity markets on Thursday on fears over a looming withdrawal of U.S. stimulus but a better-than-expected manufacturing report in the mainland helped pare earlier losses.
Japan's benchmark index dropped over 2 percent on Thursday while the tone in the rest of Asian stocks was subdued as traders try to gauge when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start tapering its stimulus program.