*Toshiba falls after sources say it faces up to $3 bln in charges over accounting scandal. TOKYO, July 16- Nikkei shares rose to a two-week high in early trade in Tokyo on Thursday as overnight comments on U.S. interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations that the U.S. economy is on track and steadily improving.
YANGON, May 6- Myanmar, long one of the world's least connected nations in terms of telecommunications, is now racing to catch up, providing a boost to the foreign mobile companies allowed into the country last year. "The Myanmar economy has had more money in circulation than we had originally expected," said Telenor Chief Executive Jon Fredrik Baksaas on Wednesday,...
"The auction results triggered worries that those who have long positions on bonds may unwind their positions and have a big impact on other asset classes," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a strategist at Mizuho Securities. Market participants also said that sentiment for global growth has been sour, with the European Central Bank recently easing policy and, in the...
Investors are paying close attention to this reporting season which will give insights into how profitability is holding up following the tax hike.
Japan will be the market to watch this week on the back of key data and as earnings season in the world's third-largest economy kicks into full gear.
Comcast is giving two Asian mobile firms access to its WiFi hot spots in the US, illustrating its ambitions to compete with US wireless carriers.
Asian equity markets cheered another record close on Wall Street overnight, led by fresh six-year highs on Japan's benchmark index.
China's benchmark Shanghai Composite closed at its lowest levels since August 23 on Friday due to concerns of tight liquidity.
Japanese stocks snapped their three-day losing streak on Friday as the yen resumed its decline.
Asian equity markets kicked off the week mostly higher on Monday following strong data from the U.S. and China.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.
Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Friday as investors engaged in profit-taking in the absence of a lead from Wall Street.
Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday thanks to a weak yen while the rest of Asia fell on U.S. tapering fears.
Asian stocks widened their pace of losses on Tuesday following a mixed batch of earnings and ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting.
As Apple's revenue growth in the Americas and Europe flatlined during the July-September quarter, Japan proved to be a bright spot for the company.
Asian stocks rallied on Monday following record highs on Wall Street late last week and as attention turned to the region's corporate earnings season.
NEC said that it would quit making smartphones, acknowledging that it had lost sight of the development of mobile technology. The New York Times reports.
Norway's Telenor and Qatar's Ooredoo won licences on Thursday to enter the Myanmar market, bringing foreign companies across one of the world's last telecoms frontiers.
SoftBank said there is no need to improve its $20.1 billion bid for 70 percent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel, which has been challenged by Dish Network.
Taxi! Taxi! Taxiiiiiii! That's a common refrain of city living, but soon it may go the way of the phone booth amid the emergence of smartphone apps for hailing a taxi.