An earlier version of this story stated that Line's user base was 50 million users behind WhatsApp. This was an unfair comparison as Line has reported 300 million registered users, while WhatsApp have reported 350 million active users.
Line has been contacted by CNBC for data reflecting its active user base. The firm said 85 percent of its Japanese users are active, but was unable to give an overall figure.
This article has been corrected to note the right time period for the Dow's losing streak.
This article has been updated to correct a comment from Shore Capital analyst Phil Carroll on the slowdown in sales for premium liquor distributors in the emerging markets. Carroll meant to cite Pernod Ricard, not Diageo.
This article has been updated to correct that the S&P 500's eight-week streak of gains is the longest since 2004.
This article has been corrected to reflect that the Italian Senate vote took place at around 4:15 p.m. GMT on Wednesday.
An earlier version of this story stated the target for yen at $125. It should, in fact, be dollar-yen at 125.
This article has been updated to correctly reflect Christy Wyatt's previous employment.
This story has been updated to correct the name of Regiment Capital Advisors.
This article has been updated to reflect that Beat Wittmann is the CEO of TCMG Asset Management.
This article has been updated to correctly reflect that the Hungarian government holds a 24.6 percent stake in MOL.