Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday on speculation that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its stimulus program soon.» Read More
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.
Asian equity markets ended at session highs on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index leading gains by 2.6 percent as the yen weakened on news of corporate tax cuts.
China's benchmark index shot up to a seven-week high on Monday, boosting Asian stocks across the board on optimism that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing, but Japan bucked the trend after weak growth data.
Asian stocks rallied on Friday, extending the previous day's strong gains as investors cheered robust global economic data and a commitment to easy monetary policy from global central banks.
*Sony, Sharp shine on 1 Q profits. TOKYO, Aug 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high on Friday morning, spurred by Wall Street's record-close overnight on strong U.S. economic data and the commitment by major central banks to keep monetary stimulus in place.
TOKYO, Aug 2- Japan's Nikkei share average is set to rise to a one-week high on Friday, following Wall Street and European shares higher on strong U.S. economic data and as major central banks said they would keep monetary stimulus in place.
Asian stocks rallied on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that Chinese manufacturing activity didn't fall below market expectations in July.
TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average rose in choppy trade on Thursday morning as investors zoomed in on a better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing report, while a handful of positive earnings also helped support the market.
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TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average may edge higher in a cautious start on Thursday after Wall Street finished flat overnight and the U.S.
TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Nikkei share edged down on Wednesday morning as a strong yen snapped a two-day rally, but declines were contained by gains in Apple Inc related stocks after the iPhone-maker reported stellar sales. China is Japan's second biggest export market.
TOKYO, July 19- Japan's Nikkei share average extended its gains into a sixth day and rose to a new eight-week high on Friday, helped by advances on Wall Street and a weakening yen, while expectations of a ruling party victory in this weekend's upper house election supported sentiment.
SEOUL, July 18- Flat-screen maker LG Display Co Ltd, a key supplier to Apple Inc, said on Thursday that it was seeking to broaden its smartphone customer base, betting that diversification would bolster its second-half earnings.
TOKYO, July 18- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to an eight-week high on Thursday morning after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the timing of when the U.S. central bank would begin winding down its stimulus was flexible.
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SYDNEY, June 19- Optimism among Asia's top companies gathered momentum in the second quarter despite lingering concerns about the global economy and rising costs, the latest Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment Survey published on Wednesday showed.
*Sentiment in China continues at record low. SEOUL, June 19- Asia's top companies have become more optimistic about their business outlook with the retail and shipping industries rebounding sharply in the second quarter of 2013, the latest Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment Survey shows.
Apple is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens, as well as cheaper models in a range of colours, over the next year, said four people with knowledge of the matter.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei shed as much as 1.5 percent on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) disappointed investors in its monetary policy statement.
Asian stocks rose on Monday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei rebounding on the back of a strong gross domestic product (GDP) revision and a weaker yen.