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  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Longer-dated Japanese government bond prices gained Friday thanks to a regular debt buying operation by the Bank of Japan and weaker Nikkei, although caution ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report later in the session limited market activity. The BOJ bought 140 billion yen of JGBs with maturities exceeding 25 years as a part of its ongoing...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 4- The euro nursed losses on Friday, having come under broad pressure after the European Central Bank gave a sobering assessment of the euro zone economy and suggested it may have to beef up its already massive stimulus program. The common currency slid as far as $1.1087, from levels above $1.1200. Traders in Asia may not take things much further...

  • *NGK Insulators to pay $65.3 mln for price-fixing. *NGK Insulators pleads guilty to U.S. Justice Department charges. TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Japan's NGK Insulators Ltd has agreed to pay $65.3 million for fixing the prices of parts supplied to car makers and plead guilty to criminal charges, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

  • MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT. LONDON- Swedish Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley speaks at Deutsche Bank's headquarter in London on the Swedish central bank's latest report- 0930 GMT. ANKARA- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and...

  • JPMorgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with private data vendor Markit, held steady at July's 53.7 last month and has been above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction since October 2012. Markit's global service sector purchasing managers index rose to 54.4 in August from 54.1 in July, though on Tuesday the world manufacturing PMI...

  • TOKYO— An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission was unable to get a consensus on either short-term or long-term measures to help restore the bluefin...

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- Japanese government bond yields hit a three-week high on Thursday as Tokyo stocks rallied and reduced the appeal of safe-haven debt, while overnight losses by U.S. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield touched 0.405 percent, highest since Aug. 11. Japan's Nikkei rose for the first time in four days as gains on Wall Street boosted sentiment and bargain...

  • *China markets closed, ECB policy meeting awaited for cues. TOKYO, Sept 3- The dollar climbed against the euro and yen on Thursday as global investors tentatively stepped back into equities, tempering demand for the single currency and the Japanese unit. Global stock indexes extended gains Thursday after receiving a midweek lift from reports of brokerage...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 15 Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PARIS- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin holds a press conference- 0500 GMT. AOMORI, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi speaks in Aomori- 0130 GMT. MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT.

  • NEC Tokin settles price-fixing charges in U.S. Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Japan's NEC Tokin Corp settled charges on Wednesday that it conspired to fix the prices of electrolytic capacitors, used in autos and electronics, agreeing to plead guilty and to pay a fine of $13.8 million, the Justice Department said. The case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is United States of America v.

  • LONDON, Sept 2- The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets stabilised, taking the heat out of a rush to unwind carry trades that boosted the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro in recent weeks. The dollar was up 0.6 percent at 120.10 yen, rising from a low of 119.225 yen as European stock markets rose and U.S. stock futures were almost 1 percent...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar bounced to cut steep losses versus the yen on Wednesday as Tokyo shares rebounded after sharp losses, dulling demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency for the time being. The dollar was up 0.7 percent at 120.175 yen, hoisted up from a low of 119.225 as Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent following the previous day's 3.8 percent tumble.

  • *Weak U.S, China, euro zone PMI numbers hit jittery markets. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and Europe fueled worries about slowing global growth, while the safe-haven Japanese yen firmed as investors unwound carry trades. While signs of an emerging market...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept 2- The yuan's recent depreciation moves it closer towards its real market value, the head of the Asian Development Bank said, dismissing fears that China may export deflation to its Asian neighbors by flooding goods made cheaper by a weak currency. ADB President Takehiko Nakao also said that while China's economy may no longer expand at a 10-...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 2- U.S. soybeans gained ground on Wednesday after losing 1.5 percent in the last session, but concerns about slowing economic growth in China, the world's largest soy importer, capped gains. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybeans contract had risen 0.4 percent to $8.77-1/ 2 a bushel by 0245 GMT, while corn gained 0.3 percent to $3.70-1/ 4 a...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar and commodity currencies like the Aussie were on the defensive on Wednesday as another stormy 24- hour session for financial markets forced investors to unwind well established trades, sending the euro and safe-haven yen higher. The dollar was up 0.5 percent at 119.89 yen, off a low of 119.25 but still sharply down from an overnight high...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 14 Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting. Speakers:- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Urjit Patel, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso, Indonesia Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro and IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department Division Chief Ulric...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and commodities slumped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data revived fears about the effect of China's economic health on the global economy and fueled more market turmoil. The moves followed a stormy week in the markets, when investors became increasingly concerned...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and commodities dropped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data revived fears about the effect of China's economic health on the global economy and fueled more market turmoil. On Tuesday, surveys showed China's manufacturing sector shrinking at its fastest pace in three...

  • *Corn also eases, wheat steadies after 3- month low. Corn gave up 0.7 percent to $3.72-1/ 2 a bushel and wheat added 0.4 percent at $4.86-3/ 4 a bushel. Share prices in Asia and Europe fell while commodity markets also slid as concerns about China were reignited by surveys showing its manufacturing sector shrinking at the fastest pace in three years and its services...