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  • LONDON/ TOKYO Aug 23- Japan- focused hedge funds may be ready to start nibbling at Tokyo shares again after suffering losses earlier this year by betting on a weaker yen. Though the outlook for the yen remains as murky as ever ahead of Bank of Japan and U.S. Federal Reserve policy reviews, some fund managers think Japanese stocks are looking attractive again after...

  • TOKYO, Aug 23- Japanese government bonds firmed on Tuesday, as strong demand at a 20- year JGB auction and a downturn in Tokyo equities lifted bond market sentiment. The Ministry of Finance offered 1.1 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs with a 0.2 percent coupon. Japan's Nikkei stock index ended down 0.6 percent.

  • TOKYO, Aug 23- The dollar dipped against the yen on Tuesday, while the New Zealand dollar rose after the nation's central bank chief said he did not see the need for a rapid succession of interest rate cuts. The dollar shed 0.1 percent to 100.220 against the safe-haven yen amid a pullback in Tokyo stocks. The kiwi was up 0.6 percent at $0.7308 after Reserve Bank of New...

  • TOKYO, Aug 23- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Tuesday, pressured by a stronger yen and slumping oil prices, though trading was thin as investors awaited a Federal Reserve gathering later this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. "It is a particularly egregious vacuum of data and events ahead of Jackson Hole, with all eyes on that particular event," said Stefan...

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dressed as Super Mario, holds a red ball during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016.

    Japan is eager to build its cultural brand overseas in a nod to the years when Nintendo and Sony were cutting-edge brands in consumer electronics.

  • *Amid conflicting signals from the Fed in recent days, central bankers from around the world will gather from Aug. 25 for an annual meeting in the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with Fed chair Janet Yellen due to speak the following day. 1/ 8. *The Bank of Japan's near doubling of its purchases of Tokyo shares is causing investors to worry the central bank will...

  • *Dollar dips vs safe-haven yen amid slip by Tokyo stocks. TOKYO, Aug 23- The dollar dipped against the yen early on Tuesday, while the New Zealand dollar rose after the nation's central bank chief said he did not see the need for a rapid succession of interest rate cuts. The dollar shed 0.2 percent to 100.120 against the safe-haven yen amid a pullback in Tokyo stocks.

  • Japan Fintech

    bitFlyer Founder and CEO Yuzo Kano says there has been a lot more financial institutions getting interested in the virtual currency.

  • Even a resurgent yen hasn’t dampened Japan’s stock rally over the past couple months, but that’s not necessarily because investors like the market.

  • By Hideyuki Sano and Tomo Uetake. TOKYO, Aug 23- The Bank of Japan's near doubling of its purchases of Tokyo shares is causing investors to worry the central bank will dominate financial markets, which could lead to price distortions as it continues to grease the economy. "The increased BOJ purchasing provides a very favorable demand environment for listed...

  • NEW YORK— Take that, Pokemon. But none of them may have the global reach of Super Mario, the game franchise that was a hit when Nintendo's video game system and Game Boy burst onto the scene in the 1980 s. Staff at Nintendo would say only that the government asked to borrow the character for the show.

  • *Considering various options including US chip firm deal: Renesas. TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp for as much as 300 billion yen, an industry source familiar with the deal said on Monday. Intersil could not be reached for comment outside business hours in the United...

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japanese government bonds edged down on Monday, in thin trading as investors in weather-battered Tokyo awaited a U.S. Treasuries slipped on Friday, and Japan's Nikkei stock index ended up 0.3 percent on Monday, which put mild pressure on JGBs. Volume was thin as Typhoon Mindulle swept over Japan's capital, causing flooding and interrupting some...

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared as the video game character Super Mario during the Rio Olympics closing ceremony.

  • *Japan's Nikkei rises, with tailwind from weaker yen. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Asian shares slipped on Monday, while the dollar lifted off last week's lows on expectations a signal might emerge from a Federal Reserve gathering this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that the U.S. central bank is gearing up to hike interest rates. European markets also looked set for a...

  • London's FTSE 100 was up 1.3 points at 6,860.31. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 5,497.40 and benchmarks in Thailand, New Zealand and the Philippines also rose. India's Sensex lost 0.1 percent to 28,036.76 and Taiwan also declined.

  • Tokyo Olympics

    The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Task Force's Michael Rofe says the Rio Olympics was a great display of athletic ability, but there was just too much focus on negative news.

  • Pound hit by speculation UK may begin Brexit talks early 2017. TOKYO, Aug 22- The dollar extended gains against the yen and euro on Monday as U.S. The euro was down 0.3 percent at $1.1289, adding distance between $1.1366, its highest since June 24 reached on Thursday.

  • BOJ

    Complete Intelligence's Tony Nash expects the Bank of Japan to roll out dramatic monetary policy measures, but not fiscal policy.

  • CN JP Markets

    China faces over-investment and poorly allocated capital, which does not bode well for markets, warns Lakehouse Capital's Joe Magyer.