TOKYO, Sept 4- Japanese stocks fell in choppy trade on Friday morning after a bounce in the yen against the euro and dollar hurt exporters and other index-heavyweights. On Thursday, the European Central Bank had set the tone for foreign exchange majors by affirming its readiness to provide the euro zone with another dose of stimulus.. The rise in the Japanese...
TOKYO, Aug 13- Japan's Nikkei share average rose but the broader Topix index fell on Thursday as confused investors shed risk assets while trying to gauge how much the yuan will fall and how that would affect Japanese companies' bottom lines. "Many people were surprised by China's moves, and they were selling shares to avoid uncertainties, not because of logical...
TOKYO, Aug 10- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Monday, as investors took confidence from gains in Shanghai's main index, shaking off fears over declining China exports revealed by data released at the weekend. The Nikkei average rose 0.4 percent to 20,808.69. Shares of telecoms company KDDI closed up 4.4 percent while Yokogawa Electric gained 6.3...
*China- linked stocks hit after July PPI, exports data. Companies with heavy exposure to China such as steelmakers and some trading houses also came under pressure after Beijing released disappointing trade data at the weekend. "The market is digesting the weekend data from U.S. and China.
*To buy back up to 120 bln yen worth of shares. TOKYO, Aug 6- SoftBank Corp announced a near $1 billion share buyback and a higher quarterly profit as loss-making Sprint Corp fared better than expected, with the Japanese telecoms group forecasting "light at the end of the tunnel" for its U.S. unit. CEO Masayoshi Son attributed the surprise move to its lacklustre share...
TOKYO, Aug 6- SoftBank Corp reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly profit as loss-making Sprint Corp fared better than expected, leading the Japanese telecoms conglomerate to declare it was seeing "light at the end of the tunnel" for its U.S. unit. SoftBank, which bought the U.S. carrier for more than $20 billion in 2013, said on Thursday its April-June operating...
*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,...
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.