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  • TOKYO, Jan 14- Japan's core machinery orders tumbled the most in 18 months in November after solid gains in prior months, adding to uncertainty over the outlook as domestic demand stays subdued and China's slowdown dims global growth prospects. The data comes as the economy got the new year off to a rough start as China's slowing growth and tumbling oil prices...

  • Japan Nov core machinery orders down 14.4 pct month/month Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 6:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 14- Japan's core machinery orders fell 14.4 percent in November from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Thursday, down for the first time in three months and underscoring the fragility of business investment. The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine...

  • HONG KONG/ LONDON, Jan 11- The biggest-ever Chinese acquisition of a German company was announced on Monday, with a consortium led by state-owned China National Chemical Corp buying industrial machinery maker KraussMaffei Group for about $1 billion. The ChemChina-led consortium, which also includes Guoxin International Investment Corp and private equity...

  • *Machinery orders due at 2350 GMT, Jan 13. TOKYO, Jan 8- Japan's leading indicator of capital spending was expected to fall in November, the first decline in three months after strong gains, a Reuters poll found on Friday. Takeshi Minami, chief economist at Norinchukin Research Institute, said it was a good time to invest in machinery, given positive factors such as the...

  • Machinery set to see a slowdown: Analyst Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Machinery set to see a slowdown: Analyst

    Ann Duignan, JPMorgan machinery & multi-industry analyst, explains why she sees more downside risk heading into 2016.

  • China industrial profits slow their on-year decline Saturday, 26 Dec 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    A worker polishes steel coils at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group in Dalian, China.

    Profits earned by Chinese industrial companies in November fell 1.4% on-year, but showed some improvement on October's on-year result.

  • European shares fall to lowest level in over a month Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 1:11 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 9- European shares fell on Wednesday to their lowest level in more than a month, weighed down by a drop at pharmaceuticals group Bayer and pressure on miner Anglo American. Oil prices climbed back up on Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories dipped, while Japan posted rising machinery orders and copper prices also held their ground. Miners Glencore and BHP...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Oil prices rose on Wednesday on optimism that demand could improve in Asia and after data showed a drop in U.S. crude oil inventories, helping boost a measure of stock markets worldwide. The outlook for oil demand in Asia was boosted by news of an unexpected jump in Japan's core machinery orders in October and by reforms aimed at encouraging imports...

  • Nikkei falls to lowest close in more than a month Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 1:14 AM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 9- Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday as sliding oil prices continued to cut risk appetites and offset Japan's better-than-expected machinery orders data. The Topix subindex for insurance shares shed 1.7 percent after Barclays cut its target price recommendation for a number of major insurance companies. Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co Ltd shares...

  • *China eases taxes on imports, including machinery. SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Oil prices rose on Wednesday as U.S. crude stocks dipped, while in Asia Japan posted stronger-than-expected machinery orders and China announced an easing of import taxes, lending the market support amid a continuing supply glut. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were at $38.30 per barrel...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to its lowest in more than three weeks on Wednesday morning after U.S. stocks dropped on concerns over sliding oil prices, offsetting Japan's better-than-expected machinery orders data. "Those who had bought Nikkei futures on expectations that the index will rise on ECB's easing are looking for the right timing to...

  • *China eases taxes on imports, including some commodities. SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Crude prices rose on Wednesday as Japan posted stronger than expected machinery orders and China announced an easing of some import taxes, lending the market at least temporary support in an environment of general oversupply. U.S. crude futures were at $38.08 per barrel at 0209 GMT, up 57...

  • *Oct core machinery orders +10.7 pct m/m vs forecast -1.5 pct. TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014, government data showed on Wednesday, a strong resumption of investment and helping ease concerns about weakness in capital spending. The data should offer some hope to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014, government data showed on Wednesday, a strong resumption of investment and helping ease concerns about weakness in capital spending. "This data suggested that companies, who had refrained from orders for machinery equipment due to concerns about Chinese...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose 10.7 percent in October, posting a second straight month of gains, government data showed on Wednesday, in a sign of a delayed pickup in business investment. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with...

  • *GDP due 2350 GMT on Dec 7, machinery orders on Dec 8. TOKYO, Dec 4- Japan's third-quarter economic growth is expected to be revised up from negative to just over flat- dodging a technical recession of two straight declining quarters- thanks to a rise in capital investment, a Reuters poll found. "There are still uncertainties over the economic outlook, but we expect the...

  • China industrial profits drop 4.6% on-year Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 9:20 PM ET
    Two employees tie up steel bars at a steel-making plant in Ganyu, China. ThyssenKrupp has seen an increase in exports from China.

    Profits earned by Chinese industrial companies fell 4.6 percent in October from a year earlier, data from the statistics bureau showed on Friday.

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's government lowered its assessment of capital expenditure in November for the first time in more than a year, as machinery orders and the production of capital goods weakened in a sign that companies are delaying investment. Abe's government will announce a raft of policies this week to encourage higher wages, more capital expenditure and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 12- Japanese stocks were marginally higher in choppy trade on Thursday and extended gains into a seventh day, as buying in stocks with strong earnings offset sharp drops in machinery shares which tumbled on weak machinery orders data. The Nikkei share average ended 0.03 percent higher, or 6.38 points, at 19,697.77, rising for seven straight days.

  • Nikkei flat in light trade as investors turn defensive Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 10:03 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 12- Japanese stocks were flat in light, choppy trade on Thursday morning as investors bought defensive domestic shares while data showed corporate capital expenditure may be rising after months of government pressure on companies. Data released before the market opened showed Japan's core machinery orders increased for the first time in four...