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  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares slipped after touching a near one-year peak on Friday, while Japanese stocks tumbled and the yen strengthened as the Bank of Japan's fresh stimulus measures disappointed markets. European markets are set to be positive, with futures pointing to a flat start for Britain's FTSE 100, and higher opens for Germany's DAX and...

  • *Asia share index slips after touching highest since Aug 2015. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares slipped after touching a near one-year peak on Friday, while Japanese stocks tumbled and the yen strengthened as the Bank of Japan's fresh stimulus measures disappointed markets. The dollar weakened 1.9 percent to 103.27 yen, its biggest one-day decline since...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled and stayed volatile on Friday after the Bank of Japan's policy easing fell short of investors' high expectations, but financial stocks outperformed as the central bank kept the negative interest rate unchanged. The BOJ expanded monetary stimulus on Friday through a modest increase in purchases of...

  • TAIPEI, July 29- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday as declines in other Asian markets dented investor sentiment, with technology and banks leading the fall. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent and looked set for a 1.3 percent weekly drop, while China's Shanghai Composite Index was trading 0.3 percent lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Nikkei share average dipped on Friday, weighed down by a stronger yen and uncertainty over whether the Bank of Japan will ease policy later in the day. The index had risen to a seven-week high of 16,938.96 last week, helped by expectations that Japan's government and central bank would offer a double dose of fiscal and monetary stimulus.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares held near one-year highs while the yen hit a two-week high on Friday in nervous trade as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan will come up with stimulus that would meet markets' expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade while Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.1 percent.

  • TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday as the market took a breather after the yen strengthened, while most investors stayed cautious awaiting decisions from the two-day Bank Of Japan policy meeting ending Friday. The Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent to 16,476.84. The broader Topix shed 1.1 percent to 1,307.00, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also...

  • 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.

  • TAIPEI, July 28- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday, tracking slides in some other Asian bourses even as the U.S. China's Shanghai Composite index dipped 0.5 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was off 0.7 percent. Asian stocks however edged up, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rising 0.2 percent after briefly climbing to its highest level...

  • 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- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday morning after Wall Street ended lower and a stronger yen soured sentiment, while most investors stayed cautious amid the two-day Bank Of Japan policy meeting that ends Friday. Eyes are on the BOJ's meeting while many investors expect the central bank to expand monetary stimulus after Prime Minister...

  • 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...

  • *Wall Street mixed after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets mostly declined following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy...

  • *Wall Street rebounds after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets rebounded following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy and...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.7 percent to 16,664.82 and Australia's S&P/ASX200 was down less than 0.1 percent at 5,537.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gave up early gains, falling 0.2 percent to 22,085.99 and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.1 percent to 2,025.05. Stocks in mainland China also fell but shares in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia were...

  • HONG KONG, July 27- Asian stocks settled near one-year highs on Wednesday while the safe-haven yen slumped after Japan's government announced a larger-than-expected economic stimulus package, which led most of the region's bourses higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent, reversing earlier gains, having...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's Nikkei ended higher on Wednesday, lifted by reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to announce a 28 trillion yen economic stimulus package. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government would compile a stimulus package of more than $265 billion to reflate the flagging economy, according to media reports,...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's Nikkei share average rose more than 2.5 percent on Wednesday afternoon after Fuji TV reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce an economic stimulus package worth 27 trillion yen. The Nikkei jumped as high as 2.7 percent to 16,821.43 in early afternoon trade. The television network reported during the Tokyo market's lunch...

  • *Relatively upbeat U.S, European stocks shore up Asia. HONG KONG, July 27- Asian stocks climbed to fresh near one-year highs and the Japanese yen weakened on Wednesday as awaited central bank meetings this week that could see fresh stimulus in Japan and provide clues on U.S. interest rates. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday morning after the yen dropped on expectations of monetary easing by the Bank of Japan this week, encouraging investors to scoop up recently battered stocks. "The street is all hot and sweaty for a duel bazooka to be launched on both fiscal and monetary nature," said Gavin Parry, managing director at Parry...