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  • SEOUL, South Korea— The Shanghai share index fell the most since early 2007 on Monday as Chinese stocks suffered a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to calm the market. In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 6,573.22 and Germany's DAX shed 1.3 percent to 11,198.22. Monday's fall on the Shanghai market was the biggest one-day decline in...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a two-week low on Monday, as drops in the U.S. and Chinese markets plus weak commodity prices fuelled concerns about slowing global growth. "It started from China," said Norihiro Fujito, senior investment strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. The global economy started the second half of the...

  • SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, July 27- Asian shares began the week on a plaintive note amid losses on Wall Street and worries over China, while investors braced for a Federal Reserve meeting that might take another small step toward lifting U.S. interest rates. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 0.3 percent lower, Germany's to open 0.4 percent down, and...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 percent to 20,394.41 and South Korea's Kospi was down 0.3 percent to 2,040.29. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 2.1 percent to 24,599.73 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.1 percent to 5,558.50. Stocks in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and New Zealand were also lower.

  • SYDNEY, July 27- Asian shares began the week on a plaintive note amid losses on Wall Street and worries over China, while investors braced for a Federal Reserve meeting that might take another small step toward lifting U.S. interest rates. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.5 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.8 percent.

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday, hit by losses in U.S. shares after dismal corporate earnings soured the mood and as worries about slowing global growth capped risk appetite. "Investors are concerned that the Fed may raise the rates while there is question on whether its economy is strong enough to accommodate that," said Masashi Oda,...

  • *Most Asian stock markets lower tracking Wall St. SYDNEY, July 27- Asian shares began the week on a plaintive note amid losses on Wall Street and worries over China, while investors braced for a Federal Reserve meeting that might take another small step toward lifting U.S. interest rates. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.8 percent in early trade, while MSCI's broadest...

  • Nikkei CEO: FT is best partner to go global Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Nikkei CEO: FT is best partner to go global

    Tsuneo Kita, Chairman of Nikkei, says the Financial Times has won trust of global readers and the Nikkei wants to help boost that brand.

  • FT and Nikkei deal took many by surprise Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    FT and Nikkei deal took many by surprise

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle says it would be hard for Pearson Group to turn down such an offer from Nikkei on the FT Group.

  • TOKYO, July 24- Japanese shares fell to a 1-1/ 2 week low on Friday, dragged down by an economic survey that showed weak manufacturing activity in China, while equally dismal corporate earnings in the U.S. added to the gloom. The Nikkei share average ended 0.7 percent lower at 20,544.53, the lowest closing level since July 15. The index closed out the week with a 0.5...

  • European markets steady despite earlier Asian weakness Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading, but Amazon soared after reporting a surprise profit. With corporate earnings in full swing, several big companies were making sharp moves Friday after reporting their results. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,712 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

  • HONG KONG/ TOKYO, July 24- Asian equities stumbled on Friday after a survey showed China's manufacturing activity crumbled to 15- month lows, rekindling concerns for the region's exports as the world's second-largest economy struggles to arrest a broad downturn. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 1 percent in early...

  • *Disappointing earnings drag down Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.8 percent, on course for a weekly loss of more than 2 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock index dipped about 0.6 percent, even though a similar survey for Japan showed improvement.

  • *Shin-Etsu Chemical soars on strong results, dividend hike. TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning after dismal corporate earnings on Wall Street, while some investors hugged the sidelines ahead of key Chinese economic data due out later in the day. U.S. shares fell after the likes of 3 M, American Express and Caterpillar disappointed...

  • TOKYO, July 24- Asian shares edged down in early trading on Friday, on track for a weekly loss, while U.S. jobs data underpinned the dollar as it bolstered bets that the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent in early trading, on course for a weekly loss over 1 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock index dipped 0.3 percent.

  • Why Nikkei bought FT Group for $1.3B Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:23 PM ET
    Why Nikkei bought FT Group for $1.3B

    Seijiro Takeshita, professor of management and information at University of Shizuoka, says the Japanese media group is hoping to beef up its "regional weakness" with the purchase of the FT Group.

  • Nikkei to buy the FT for £844 million Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Nikkei to buy the FT for £844 million

    Ian Whittaker, head of media research at Liberum Capital, discusses Pearson's decision to sell the Financial Times Group to Nikkei.

  • Stocks steady but NZ dollar surges after small rate cut Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:57 AM ET

    TOKYO— Global stock markets were mostly higher Thursday after Greece passed another bailout hurdle and New Zealand cut interest rates. Britain's FTSE 100 gained a slight 0.03 percent to 6,669.35. KIWI FLIES: The New Zealand dollar, also known as the Kiwi, jumped as much as 1.2 percent after the country's central bank cut interest rates by a...

  • TOKYO, July 23- Japanese shares rose on Thursday, driven by domestic earnings optimism. Strong performances in retail, rail and hospitality sectors followed Wednesday's announcement that Japan had a record number of foreign visitors in the first half of the year. The Nikkei share average ended 0.4 percent higher at 20,683.95.

  • *China stocks extend gains as market normalizes. South Korea's economy recorded its weakest expansion in six years in the second quarter, battered by a deadly virus outbreak and poor exports, while Japan reported strengthening export growth in June but concern remained over how shipments to China might be affected by its slowing economy.