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  • Industrial production rose by 2.7 percent in September, the fastest pace since January, easing some concerns about Japan's factory activity and the broader economy. Japan's largest investment banking and securities group Nomura Holdings was boosted by better-than-expected earnings. Shares in the firm soared 5 percent after its second quarter net profit...

  • Oct 28- Corning Inc, the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and earnings, helped by launches of new smartphone models. Shares of the company, which also supplies LCD panels to consumer electronics companies such as Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, rose 1.6 percent in early trading.

  • Oct 28- Speciality glass maker Corning Inc reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by higher demand for its glass used in TVs and smartphones. The company supplies glass for Apple Inc's iPhones and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices, and makes LCD panels for Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, among others. Net income rose to $1.01 billion, or 72 cents...

  • Spirits move 'Ouija' to No. 1 at the box office Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    The horror movie release, timed to Halloween, attracted more moviegoers at the North America box office than the violent Keanu Reeves thriller " John Wick." Board-game adaptions such as "Ouija" have had a checkered history at the box office, with the big-budget "Battleship"— the last Hasbro game turned into a movie— famously flopping in 2012. But "Ouija," made by...

  • TEL AVIV, Oct 26- N-trig, an Israeli provider of digital pens and chips for touch screens, has submitted a prospectus for an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the company said on Sunday. Other investors in the company include Evergreen Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and Tamares. N-trig customers for its technology include Sony, Fujitsu,...

  • Microsoft earnings beat as cloud business soars Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Microsoft store signage

    Microsoft rallied after it reported fiscal-first quarter earnings that topped expectations, boosted by better-than expected cloud software sales.

  • BOSTON, Oct 21- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb told investors on Tuesday he urged U.S. biotechnology company Amgen Inc to split into two separate businesses, a move he said could boost its share price by more than 80 percent. "Our own extensive diligence suggests that a breakup of Amgen is feasible and that purported constraints such as tax strategy and supply...

  • 'Boom Boom Pow:' will.i.am enters wearables market Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    will.i.am delivers a keynote speech at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2014 Conference at Moscone South on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am unveiled "The Puls" smartwatch in hopes of blending fashion and technology.

  • Big week for Japan with data suite, BOJ Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Japan's economy is in the spotlight in Asia's business calendar this week as investors look to a suite of economic indicators for signs of recovery following a sales tax hike earlier this year.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 19- Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. The thriller starring Ben Affleck collected $17.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from tracking firm Rentrak. Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal,...

  • 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. "The fall movie season is all about making the transition from the PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 19- Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. "Fury" kicked two-time box office leader "Gone Girl" into second place, with the thriller, which stars Ben Affleck, collecting $17.8 million from Friday through...

  • *Other major listings in Tokyo this year have flopped. TOKYO, Oct 16- Staffing firm Recruit Holdings Co Ltd surged in its market debut in Tokyo on Thursday, with investors leaping at a rare opportunity to grab part of a big Japanese company with strong online growth prospects. It values the company at around $18 billion- on par with Sony Corp and more than...

  • China sees tech cure for health-care woes Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Technology is widely used in developed markets, but the size and scale of China make this a huge opportunity for tech firms and a problem for doctors.

  • HANGZHOU, China, Oct 15- Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000 kms away. Liu's case- one of a growing number of distance healthcare cases in China- reflects the rise in digital healthcare,...

  • The main idea of the PlayStation TV is to sell content and that shows Sony being more focused on content rather than hardware now, says Atul Goyal, Senior Analyst at Jefferies.

  • PlayStation TV - Sony's savior?     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 9:47 PM ET

    Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, explains why gaming consoles remain the key product for Sony's turnaround strategy, instead of the latest PlayStation TV.

  • Japan aims to turn robotics into profit Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET
    Models demonstrate a robot assistant to support people walking and standing up from a bed and moving to the toilet, during a press preview hosted by Japan's Panasonic in Tokyo.

    Panasonic and other Japanese manufacturers are hoping to turn their knack for robotics into commercial reality. The Financial Times reports.

  • No slowdown in payments as Boku buys mopay Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    In a lesser-known corner of the online payments industry, called carrier billing, Boku announces that it's acquiring mopay.

  • What rich Chinese are investing in next Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    As U.S. box-office receipts decline, some Chinese investors and U.S. media execs are pairing up to make big bets on China's film industry.