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  • TOKYO, July 27- Shares of Japan's Itochu Corp skidded after activist short-seller Glaucus Research Group released a report early on Wednesday criticizing the Japanese trading company's accounting.

  • TOKYO, July 27- Shares of Japan's Itochu Corp skidded after activist short-seller Glaucus Research Group released a report early on Wednesday criticising the Japanese trading company's accounting.

  • *Yen bullish as hopes placed on Japan stimulus fade. The safe-haven yen sat atop large gains as hopes for a large fiscal stimulus package out of Japan faded. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent.

  • *Decision expected July 29 0330-0530 GMT. *Gov Kuroda to brief media from 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 27- Yen moves and political considerations could be decisive factors for Bank of Japan policymakers agonizing over whether to expand stimulus yet again on Friday or to save their dwindling policy resources in case the economy takes a turn for the worse.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 NEW HAVEN, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the Yale Forum on financial crisis management organised by U.S. Department of Treasury in New Haven- 1800 GMT. CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?"

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday, supported by an easing dollar, but held close to an earlier three-month low as a U.S. government report confirmed favourable crop conditions. Chicago wheat fell to break a three-day rally, pressured by a pullback in European wheat futures after a surge last week on deteriorating harvest...

  • *Many in BOJ prefer to keep policy steady. *Gov Kuroda to brief media from 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 26- The Bank of Japan is leaning toward holding off on monetary easing on Friday, as an expected government spending package takes some pressure off policymakers to expand an already massive and increasingly controversial stimulus programme.

  • TOKYO _ Canon Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $518.9 million. The Tokyo- based company said it had net income of 48 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • TOKYO, July 26- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will accept initial bids for its 70 percent stake in a chemicals company through Aug. 16, with potential suitors including CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Carlyle Group Ltd, sources told Reuters. Takeda, Japan's largest drugmaker by market value, aims to sell its holding in Wako Pure Chemicals Industries Ltd to streamline...

  • TOKYO, July 26- Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday, lifted by weaker Tokyo stocks and a firm 40- year debt auction. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield fell 1.5 basis points to a 10- day low of minus 0.260 percent, while the 30- year yield dipped half a basis point to 0.260 percent. Underlining solid investor demand for longer-dated JGBs that still offer...

  • BEIJING— Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other Asian markets fell after Wall Street declined on losses for energy stocks. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.5 percent to 16,364.51 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.3 percent to 5,517.20. Benchmarks in Seoul and New Zealand gained while Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand retreated.

  • A potential President Donald Trump would be almost as painful for Asia as for his usual whipping boy, Mexico, Nomura has warned.

  • *Investors question impact of Japan govt stimulus package. Tokyo is compiling a spending package worth about 20 trillion yen, government sources told Reuters last week, though actual public spending will be far less than the headline number suggests. "The Japanese government's fiscal stimulus appears to be' buy the rumour, sell the fact,"' said Masashi Murata,...

  • *Japan to miss FY2020 GDP target of 600 trln yen- govt forecast. TOKYO, July 26- Japan will not meet its goal of reaching nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen in fiscal 2020, and may not achieve it even by fiscal 2024 if growth stays sluggish, the government's projections showed on Tuesday, adding pressure on policymakers struggling to revive the...

  • Highest accepted yield 0.345 pct Issue price 102.04 yen Coupon rate 0.40 pct Bids accepted at highest yield 31.7647 pct Total bids 1.1559 bln yen Accepted bids 399.5 bln yen Issue date July 28, 2016 Maturity date March 20, 2056 Bid-to-cover ratio 2.89.

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    Japan will fail to meet its goal of achieving in fiscal 2020 nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen if growth remains sluggish.

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping (right), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

    China and Japan may have a frosty political relationship since after WWII, but are thick as thieves when it comes to trade and investment.

  • Population PKG

    CNBC's Martin Soong reports on how some working parents juggle their careers and parenting, as Asia faces demographic challenges.