TOKYO, July 16- Japan's KDDI Corp and Sumitomo Corp, in partnership with Myanmar's state-backed telecoms operator, plan to invest about $2 billion over the next decade to expand service in one of the world's least-connected countries.
*Nikon hits lowest since March 2011 on profit decline f'cast. *Sony, megabanks' earnings eyed on Wednesday. TOKYO, May 14- Japan's Nikkei average edged down on Wednesday, slipping from a 1-1/ 2- week high on profit-taking after big gains the previous day, while Kadokawa Corp and Dwango Co soared on a media report that the two firms plan to merge.
NEW YORK, May 12- Comcast Corp is giving at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.
NEW YORK, May 11- Comcast Corp is offering at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.
TOKYO, May 7- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO Masayoshi Son said his company would not cash in any of its stake in Chinese online retailer Alibaba when it lists in New York in what could be the largest market debut ever by a technology company.
TOKYO, April 24- For Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who wants to build the world's largest mobile Internet company, criticism of his operations from regulators in his home market could not come at a worse time.
*Crisis in Ukraine limits gains. TOKYO, April 15- Japanese stocks rebounded from six-month lows on Tuesday morning after strong U.S. retail sales data helped calm nerves amid the backdrop of an escalating crisis in Ukraine.
*Fast Retailing outperforms, sources say it's interested in J.Crew.
TOKYO, Feb 12- SoftBank Corp, which runs Japan's third-largest mobile carrier by subscriber numbers, reported a dip in third-quarter net profit after a string of acquisitions incurred steep integration costs. The company, whose mobile arm lags those of NTT DoCoMo Inc and KDDI Corp in Japan, is now reportedly on the hunt for U.S.
TOKYO, Jan 27- Japan's Nikkei average slid as much as 3 percent to its lowest in two months on Monday as the yen soared and global equities dropped on concerns about a selloff in emerging-market assets. Index heavyweights led the declines with SoftBank Corp, the most traded stock by turnover, falling 2.7 percent and KDDI Corp shedding 3.5 percent.
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.