Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.» Read More
Asian equity markets followed their Wall Street counterparts higher on Thursday, led by a near 2 percent rally in Japanese shares.
Asian shares kicked off the week higher after a historic deal over Iran's nuclear program bolstered risk appetite.
TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's Nikkei topped a six-month peak on Monday, propelled by exporters with the yen trapped at a multi-month trough against the dollar and investors expecting the Bank of Japan to maintain its stimulus drive even as the U.S.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday but were off session highs by the afternoon after upbeat U.S. economic data spurred a strong risk-on rally.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as a negative handover from Wall Street overshadowed remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Asian shares fell on Tuesday following a negative lead from Wall Street and caution over when the Federal Reserve might reduce its stimulus program.
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Asian shares followed their Wall Street peers lower as talk about a scaling back of the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus weighed on sentiment.
Asian stocks tumbled on Friday as Wall Street's sell-off overshadowed upbeat Chinese trade data ahead of the US jobs report.
Japan's benchmark index outperformed on Wednesday while the rest of Asian shaares were subdued as investors awaited direction from central banks.
Asian stocks closed out Tuesday mixed in choppy trade as investors focused on central bank statements and awaited key U.S. economic data.
*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.
*Sony cuts full-year profit forecast after Q2 net loss. *Weak numbers stir doubts over Sony CEO Hirai's strategy. TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai's determination to stick to the consumer electronics that made the company's fame will be put to the test in the months ahead as domestic rivals step up a shift to more profitable industrial technology.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Sharp Corp reported its first quarterly net profit in two years, beating estimates, as the weaker yen and revived demand for solar cells and display panels boosted the consumer electronics maker's turnaround drive.
*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.
Asian markets have plenty this week with Fed, BOJ and RBI due to hold policy meetings and economic data from the region's biggest economies.
In Japan, electronics producers are desperate to see iPhones disappearing from store shelves. The GP reports.
Japanese and Chinese equities were sold-off on Wednesday afternoon on fears of bad bank debt and tight liquidity in China.
*Samsung SDI shares drop 8 pct. Oct 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd moved to tighten its grip on vital electronics parts supplies as it looks to stay ahead of rival Apple Inc with new products in a fast changing technology industry.
Asian equities closed mixed in subdued trade on Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the U.S. September jobs report.