Asian equity markets were mixed on Tuesday as investors awaited the start of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.» Read More
Sept 9- Apple Inc is expected to unveil a smartwatch, its first new device in four years, in a gala event on Tuesday that may also mark its long-awaited entry into the mobile payments sphere and deliver a larger iPhone.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
TOKYO, Sept 9- Japanese stocks edged up on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 percent higher to 15,749.15, moving close to its seven-month high of 15,829.38 hit last week.
TOKYO, Sept 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose modestly on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. Honda gained 1.2 percent and Sony added 1.3 percent, while Advantest Corp advanced 2.5 percent.
A federal lawsuit filed on Monday accuses Walt Disney Co, Sony Pictures and others of conspiring to suppress wages in the industry through "no-raid" agreements.
The Fox comedy "Let's Be Cops" starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson slid into third place with $5.6 million, bringing its total to $66.8 million after four weeks at theaters. 2. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Paramount, $6,506,688, 3,273 locations, $1,988 average, $174,653,217, 5 weeks.
The company that made the Master Chief a household name is introducing a new game, and they hope it will become the next billion-dollar franchise.
Sept 8- Media company Studio 8, run by former Warner Bros executive Jeff Robinov, entered into a distribution deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday and said it planned to raise $1 billion in financing. Sony will also become an investor in Studio 8, which was founded in partnership with China- based investment group Fosun Group.
With just a day to go until Apple's launch event, hype surrounding what the tech giant could unveil has reached fever pitch.
Now they're hoping that Apple will do it for them. Next week, Apple Inc is expected to stride into the market for wearable accessories that link wirelessly up to phones and create a template for other firms that have struggled to create products consumers would want to be seen in.
CNBC highlights the major products that are drawing the crowds at this year's IFA event.
Asian stocks outside of Shanghai declined on Friday amid caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.
NEW YORK— Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices. Smartwatches so far have had rectangular faces, a shape that has turned off many consumers, said Steve Sinclair, Motorola's vice president of product management.
"There's a squeeze going on," said Mike Kopp, president of the Music Industry Coalition, which includes hundreds of music executives, songwriters, musicians and fans. Two nearby universities, Vanderbilt and Belmont, are also expanding.
Microsoft unveiled its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 that aim to give budget consumers high-end camera features. Re/code reports.
Trading in Asia was cautious on Thursday with central bank decisions in Japan and Europe in focus.
TOKYO— The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter.
Sony is committed to the smartphone sector despite calls for it to cut its losses, CEO Kazuo Hirai told CNBC at the IFA 2014 tech show in Berlin.
TOKYO, Sept 4- Japanese stocks were steady on Thursday morning, hovering around a seven-month high as most investors kept to the sidelines ahead of the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting.