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  • SAO PAULO, July 28- Most Latin American currencies and stocks seesawed in thin trading volumes on Thursday as traders kept to the sidelines ahead of a Bank of Japan policy meeting. Tokyo's decision to unveil a $267 billion stimulus package lifted hopes that the BOJ could follow along and inject more money in the economy when it meets on Friday.

  • The most recent effort to boost the price of the commodity mainly used for vehicle tyres came in February, with a promise from top producers Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia to cut exports by a total of 615,000 tonnes for six months from March. The main rubber contract in Japan lifted from 147.1 yen a kilogram on Feb. 10 to a closing high of 202.2 yen by April 21, a gain...

  • LONDON, July 28- The dollar fell against the yen on Thursday as expectations faded that the Bank of Japan would deliver the radical stimulus package some had expected this week, and after the U.S. The dollar fell 0.7 percent to 104.72 yen. "There are wide expectations for some action from the BOJ tomorrow, but there's huge variance around those expectations," said...

  • *Profits at Japan telecoms business offset Sprint losses. TOKYO, July 28- Japan's SoftBank Group Corp on Thursday flagged a sharp recovery for struggling U.S. unit Sprint and was bullish about long-term prospects for soon-to-be-acquired UK chip designer ARM. The telecoms and internet conglomerate unveiled plans this month to purchase ARM for $32 billion in...

  • LONDON, July 28- The dollar took its biggest tumble in almost two months on Thursday and stocks crept to nine-month highs as cautious sounds from the U.S. Federal Reserve left the focus firmly on Japan's next round of money-printing measures. The yen, meanwhile, notched its fourth rise in six days as news that Tokyo had unveiled a surprisingly large 28 trillion yen...

  • KYOTO, Japan _ Kyocera Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $161.8 million. The Kyoto, Japan- based company said it had profit of 44 cents per share. Kyocera shares have risen slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TOKYO _ Nomura Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $434 million. The Tokyo- based company said it had earnings of 12 cents per share. Keywords: Nomura Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • LONDON, July 28- The dollar fell against the yen on Thursday as expectations faded of the Bank of Japan delivering the radical stimulus package some had expected this week, and after the U.S. Japan's prime minister unveiled a surprisingly large 28 trillion yen stimulus package on Wednesday, putting pressure on the central bank to match it with aggressive...

  • TOKYO— SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese technology company that owns U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp., reported Thursday a fiscal first quarter profit of 254.2 billion yen, up 19 percent from the same period last year. Healthy telecommunications operations in Japan offset losses at Sprint, helping lift quarterly sales by 3 percent to 2.13 trillion yen.

  • The most recent effort to boost the price of the commodity mainly used for vehicle tires came in February, with a promise from top producers Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia to cut exports by a total of 615,000 tonnes for six months from March. The main rubber contract in Japan lifted from 147.1 yen a kilogram on Feb. 10 to a closing high of 202.2 yen by April 21, a gain...

  • Spreadbetters forecast a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng both shed 0.4 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan, which briefly climbed to its highest level since August 2015, clung to gains and was last up 0.1 percent.

  • TOKYO, July 28- The yen gained on Thursday on speculation that the Bank of Japan won't deliver radical stimulus this week, while the dollar took a step back after the U.S. The dollar skidded 0.5 percent to 104.92 yen, while the euro was 0.3 percent lower at 116.19 yen ahead of the BOJ's two-day policy meeting that begins on Thursday. "It seems the market is preparing for...

  • Abe's promise of a hefty fiscal stimulus package has effectively forced the BOJ to come up with matching monetary ammunition on Friday.

  • TOKYO, July 28- Asian stocks edged up on Thursday after the Federal Reserve provided an positive assessment of the world's largest economy and lifted risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent after briefly climbing to its highest level since August 2015. Australian shares rose 0.4 percent and Shanghai...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Political pressure on the Bank of Japan to expand stimulus this week is intensifying with the economy minister calling on the bank to work with the government to boost growth, in the wake of premier Shinzo Abe's announcement of a bigger-than-expected fiscal spending package. "I think people at the BOJ will take into that account and make an...

  • Singapore's GIC said its portfolio return slowed in its latest five-year period, and that growth would continue to be low over the course of a decade.

  • TOKYO, July 28- Asian stocks edged up early on Thursday after the Federal Reserve provided an positive assessment of the world's largest economy and lifted risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent, climbing to its highest level since August 2015. Asia was unable to take a strong lead from Wall Street, where...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Flush with the stunning popularity of the Pokemon GO mobile game, Nintendo aims to make more from marketing popular characters such as Super Mario, taking a leaf from the Walt Disney playbook where Mickey Mouse and friends bring in billions of merchandising dollars each year. The success of Pokemon GO- created by Nintendo, Pokemon Company and...

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    Japanese companies such as Pasona and Global Stage are trying to make a difference to the female workforce in Japan. CNBC's Akiko Fujita has more.

  • The U.S. dollar gained against the euro and the yen after the Federal Reserve left the federal funds rates unchanged on Wednesday.