Jack Tretton, the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, will step down at the end of the month, according to the company.» Read More
TOKYO, Feb 22- Honda Motor Co is considering diversifying its all-Japanese, all-male board by appointing a foreigner and could move as early as Monday, when it unveils its next slate of directors, sources close to the company said.
Feb 20- Facebook Inc's purchase of fast-growing messaging startup WhatsApp for an eye-popping $19 billion largely won approval from analysts, who said the deal made strategic sense as it will solidify the social network's position as a leader in mobile.
Feb 20- Facebook Inc's purchase of fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion stunned the markets but analysts said the deal made strategic sense as it will solidify the social network's position as a leader in mobile. Facebook shares fell as much as 3 percent in early trading, erasing $5.2 billion from the company's market value.
Feb 20- Facebook Inc's purchase of fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion stunned the markets but analysts said the deal made strategic sense as it will solidify the social network's position as a leader in mobile.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday, retreating from a 2-1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profit on banks and exporters a day after it had logged its biggest percentage gain in six months. The Nikkei shed 0.5 percent to 14,766.53 after a 3.1 percent rise on Tuesday, which took it to the highest close since Jan. 31.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning, retreating from a 2 1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profits on banks and exporters when the weak yen trend paused. The Nikkei shed 0.7 percent to 14,738.69 in mid-morning trade after rising 3.1 percent at 14,843.24 on Tuesday, the highest close since Jan. 31.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
BlackBerry shares rose after investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund disclosed it had bought 10 million shares in the smart phone maker.
TORONTO, Feb 18- BlackBerry shares rose more than 6 percent in early trading on Tuesday after investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund disclosed it had bought 10 million shares in the smartphone maker and technology company.
*Third Point not on top Sony shareholder list at Dec. 31. *Third Point called for spin off of Sony entertainment arm. Third Point, which said last year it had bought up a 7 percent stake in Sony and pressured the Japanese company to spin off its entertainment business, held 1.64 percent of Sony shares registered in its own name as of end-September.
TOKYO, Feb 18- Japan's Nikkei share average bounced from a 1 1/ 2- week low on Tuesday morning, spurred by a retreat in the yen and investor hopes the central bank will hint of further stimulus after surprisingly soft fourth quarter gross domestic product data.
Steve Durose, Senior Director, Head of Asia-Pacific, Telecoms, Media & Technology Ratings at Fitch, discusses how the firm can succeed in its restructuring efforts.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Feb 16- "The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $48.8 million to top box office charts for a second week, finishing far ahead of romantic comedy "About Last Night" which had ticket sales of $27 million on a U.S. holiday weekend that kicked off on Valentine's Day.
TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan Display, the world's biggest maker of screens for tablets and smartphones, gained approval from the Tokyo stock exchange for a listing of around $3.8 billion as the company taps one of Asia's best performing equity markets in the past year.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday with Japan hitting a one-week low while the rest of the region gained on higher-than-expected Chinese inflation.
The company, formed from the ailing display units of Hitachi Ltd, Sony Corp and Toshiba Corp, has managed to stage a sharp earnings recovery on the back of booming worldwide consumer demand for mobile devices.
TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan Display Inc, the world's biggest maker of screens for tablets and smartphones, gained approval for a Tokyo listing next month in an offering expected to be worth up to 409 billion yen.
*Yahoo Japan jumps on inclusion in Goldman's conviction buy list. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors shrugged off weak U.S. data and stayed optimistic over the long-term economic outlook.
BEIJING, Feb 13- Lenovo Group Ltd leader Yang Yuanqing says the Chinese technology giant will draw on cost-cutting lessons learned when it bought IBM Corp's ThinkPad laptop unit to turn losses into profit at businesses acquired for $5.2 billion last month.
Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.