• *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.

  • Nikkei sags for 2nd day hit by weak U.S. data Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 8:48 PM ET

    *Fast Retailing drops on weaker-than-expected Dec sales. *Mori Seiki soars on CLSA's upgrade. TOKYO, Jan 7- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday morning after economic data showing a slowdown in growth in the U.S. services sector made investors wary of taking on risk.

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- Japan's Nikkei share average slid to a 1-1/ 2- week low on its first trading day of 2014, snapping a nine-day winning streak, as investors took profits on financials and large market cap stocks such as Fast Retailing and SoftBank.

  • Nikkei takes breather after Fed move; BOJ in focus Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 9:10 PM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 20- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning as investors booked profits before the long weekend, with trading subdued ahead of the outcome of a Bank of Japan meeting later in the day.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday thanks to a weak yen while the rest of Asia fell on U.S. tapering fears.

  • 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.

  • SoftBank profit likely to soar 70 percent - Nikkei Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    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.

  • Japan success shows why Apple badly needs China Mobile Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 1:22 AM ET

    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.

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