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  • *Softbank up on eAccess purchase, rival KDDI down. TOKYO, Oct 2- Japan's Nikkei slipped on Tuesday on concerns over company earnings after a handful of firms cut forecasts, but losses were capped by gains in mobile operator Softbank Corp after its purchase of a smaller rival. Clothing store chain Shimamura Co Ltd.

  • Nippon Television Holdings Inc, the result of an Oct. 1 merger of television networks BS Nihon and CS Nihon, fell 5.7 percent to 1,057 yen, a one-month low, after the company cut its operating profit forecast to 33.3 billion yen from a previous forecast of 34 billion yen.

  • Askul Corp rose 4.6 percent to 1,312 yen, a five-month high, after the office supplies company launched a teaser site for its "Yaskul" ordering service, a tie-up with Yahoo on Monday.

  • Takaoka Toko Holdings Co Ltd rose 4.8 percent to 1,310 yen after the company, which was the result of an Oct. 1 merger of Takaoka Electric MFG Co Ltd and Takaoka Toko Holdings Co Ltd, said it would likely make an operating profit in the year ending March 2013 of 2.1 billion yen, with negative goodwill from the merger reaching around 2 billion yen.

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Tuesday morning, buoyed by a surprisingly strong pick-up in U.S. manufacturing as well as gains for Softbank Corp after its purchase of a rival to boost its network capacity. The Nikkei inched up 21.8 points, or 0.3 percent to 8,818.38 by the midday break, with a softer yen helping exporters such as Canon Inc.

  • Point Inc eased 1.7 percent to 2,897 yen after the casual clothing stores operator reported a 9.2 percentage year-on-year fall in its same-store sales in September, citing hot weather.

  • Softbank Corp rose 4.4 percent after the mobile operator said it would acquire smaller rival eAccess Ltd. in a $1.84 billion deal, stepping up a fight for market share with competitor KDDI Corp. eAccess was untraded with a glut of buy orders by mid-morning, while KDDI lost 2.5 percent.

  • Don Quijote Co Ltd gained 1.5 percent to 3,035 yen after J.P.Morgan raised its price target on the discount store to 3,600 yen from 3,400, citing expectations of firm profit growth in the first quarter ended September. J.P.Morgan maintained its' overweight' rating on Don Quijote.

  • Xebio Co Ltd fell 2.2 percent to 1,555 yen after J.P. Morgan cut its price target on the apparel retailing chain to 1,800 yen from 2,000, saying it expected the firm to post weaker earnings in the second quarter ended September.

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- Shares of mobile operator Softbank Corp rose 4 percent to 3,230 yen on Tuesday after it said it would acquire smaller rival eAccess Ltd in a $1.84 billion deal that steps up its fight for market share with nearest competitor KDDI Corp.

  • *Softbank says eAccess deal will take it past KDDI by subscribers. TOKYO, Oct 1- Softbank Corp will acquire smaller rival eAccess Ltd in a $1.84 billion deal as Japan's No.3 mobile carrier steps up its battle for market share with its nearest competitor KDDI Corp.

  • Softbank says to acquire eAccess in share swap Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:15 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 1- Softbank Corp, Japan's No.3 mobile carrier, said on Monday it will to buy smaller operator eAccess Ltd through a share swap, aiming to complete the transaction in February.

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan's No.3 mobile carrier Softbank Corp plans to buy smaller wireless company eAccess Ltd through a share swap in a deal valued at just under 200 billion yen, the Nikkei business daily said on its Website.

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan's No.3 mobile carrier Softbank Corp plans to buy smaller wireless company eAccess Ltd through a share swap in a deal valued at just under 200 billion yen, the Nikkei business daily said on its Website.

  • RPT-Softbank to buy eAccess for $2.6 bln -Nikkei Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:02 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan's No.3 mobile carrier Softbank Corp plans to buy smaller mobile operator eAccess Ltd through a share swap in a deal valued at just under 200 billion yen, the Nikkei business daily said on its Website on Monday.

  • Softbank to buy eAccess for $2.6 bln -Nikkei Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:49 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan's No.3 mobile carrier Softbank Corp plans to buy smaller mobile operator eAccess Ltd through a share swap in a deal valued at just under 200 billion yen, the Nikkei business daily said on its Website on Monday.

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