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TOKYO, Nov 29- Japan's Nikkei stock average slipped on Friday as investors locked in profits from recent gains, with traders citing an unwinding of hedge funds' positions in futures, dragging down heavyweights like SoftBank and KDDI. The Nikkei is still within sight of a 5-1/ 2 year peak of 15,942.60 marked on May 23.
TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Nikkei held steady near a six-month high on Monday as profit-taking in outperformers like Toyota Motor Corp and mobile operator KDDI Corp offset the gains in financials which were fuelled by recent strong quarterly results.
TOKYO, Nov 14- The Nikkei share average jumped 2.1 percent to a near six-month closing high on Thursday, helped by dovish comments from Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen and data showing the Japanese economy notched up its fourth straight quarter of growth.
TOKYO, Nov 14- The Nikkei stock average surged almost 3 percent to a near six-month high on Thursday afternoon, extending gains after comments by Finance Minister Taro Aso on currency intervention sparked fresh buying.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's SoftBank Corp aims to boost its sales past the 7 trillion yen milestone next year, putting it in the same league as electronics giants like Sony Corp by leveraging acquisitions to boost its mobile business.
Oct 30- SoftBank Corp's group operating profit could shoot up more than 70 percent for the six months through September, driven by sales of iPhones and other smartphones, the Nikkei reported. SoftBank added 1.58 million subscribers in the period, up 5 percent, surpassing those of competitors such as KDDI Corp and NTT DoCoMo Inc, the daily reported.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Apple Inc's disappointing third quarter was nowhere in evidence in Japan, where sales increased more than 40 percent as the highly anticipated launch of the new iPhone by Japan's biggest mobile firm boosted sales- at rival carriers.
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.
*Komatsu tumbles 8.6 pct after cutting profit outlook. TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday morning, hit by Komatsu Ltd dropping sharply after the world's second largest equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.
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.
*Mitsubishi Motors up on dividend hopes after capital raising news. TOKYO, Oct 28- The Nikkei stock average bounced back on Monday, recouping some of its steep losses suffered at the end of last week, but investors remain cautious ahead of a big earnings week for Corporate Japan and concerns over tight credit conditions in China.
TOKYO, Sept 17- Japan's Nikkei average came out of a holiday on a firmer footing on Tuesday, playing catch-up to news that Lawrence Summers had dropped out of the race to head the Federal Reserve as markets brace for the U.S. central bank's decision on its stimulus programme. A Russian-brokered deal that has averted U.S. strikes on Syria also supported sentiment.
The likes of Sharp Corp and Fujitsu Ltd are also threatened by NTT DoCoMo Inc's decision to offer the iPhone for the first time to its roughly 60 million subscribers after haemorrhaging customers to iPhone-touting rivals SoftBank Corp and KDDI Corp.
TOKYO, Sept 6- Japan's biggest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc is expected to start selling iPhones as soon as autumn, helping Apple Inc extend its reach in a country where it has more than three times the market share of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..
TOKYO, Sept 6- NTT DoCoMo Inc will begin selling Apple Inc's iPhone as early as this autumn, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, as it seeks to halt a loss of market share to rivals already offering Japan's most popular smartphone.
Sept 6- Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc is expected to offer Apple Inc's iPhone as early as autumn, catching up with rivals KDDI Corp and SoftBank Corp, the Nikkei said. Apple is expected to unveil iPhone's latest version on Tuesday. DoCoMo's marketing partnership with Apple is likely to be announced the same day, the Nikkei said, without quoting any sources.
*SoftBank, Fast Retailing sold before options settlement. TOKYO, Aug 7- Japan's Nikkei share average slumped 2.6 percent to a one-week low on Wednesday morning as exporters were hammered after the dollar fell to a six-week low against the yen, while index heavyweights SoftBank Corp and Fast Retailing Co were also sold off before Friday's options settlement.
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.
TOKYO, July 31- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning, as most investors adopted a wait-and-see stance ahead of another batch of key domestic earnings and the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting for clarity on U.S. economic stimulus.