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  • TOKYO, July 20- Japan's Nikkei share average broke a seven-day winning streak on Wednesday on profit-taking, while Nintendo Co stumbled after a reported delay for Pokemon GO's introduction in Japan. The Nikkei dropped 0.3 percent to 16,681.89. The broader Topix dropped 0.1 percent to 1,330.75.

  • Investors' risk appetite, which has recovered rapidly from the Brexit shock late in June, received a sobering reminder after the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts for the next two years on Tuesday, citing uncertainty over Britain's looming exit from the European Union. Spreadbetters also saw a subdued start for European stocks,...

  • But Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.8 percent to 21,841.73 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6 percent to 5,481.30. Stocks in mainland China and Taiwan were lower but in Indonesia and Singapore, stock indexes were higher. GLOBAL OUTLOOK: The IMF said Tuesday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will reduce global economic growth this year...

  • TOKYO, July 20- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped for the first time in seven days on Wednesday morning as Wall Street pulled back, hitting sentiment and triggering profit-taking from the recent gains. TechCrunch said the sponsorship will see McDonald's 3,000- plus fast food restaurants across Japan become "gyms," or battlegrounds, for Pokemon collectors.

  • TOKYO, July 20- Asian stocks stepped back early on Wednesday after a record run on Wall Street showed signs of petering out, while the dollar hovered near a four-month high against a basket of currencies following upbeat U.S. data. Global risk appetite, which has recovered rapidly from the Brexit shock late in June, received a sobering reminder after the...

  • *Asia sags after S&P 500 pulls back from record highs. TOKYO, July 20- Asian stocks stepped back early on Wednesday after a record run on Wall Street showed signs of petering out, while the dollar hovered near a four-month high against a basket of currencies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, putting some distance between...

  • *Europe falls 1 percent after German, UK and ECB data. *Wall Street set for subdued open, Goldman profits leap 78 pct. LONDON, July 19- World shares dipped for only the second time in nine days on Tuesday, sapped by a drop in oil prices and data that showed Britain's vote to quit the European Union has done some serious damage to German economic confidence.

  • *Europe falls 1 percent after German, UK and ECB data. LONDON, July 19- World shares dipped for only the second time in nine days on Tuesday, sapped by a drop in oil prices and data that showed Britain's vote to quit the European Union dented German business confidence. "The aussie and kiwi dollar are providing a bit of interest but the rest of the market is pretty...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japanese government bonds mostly edged lower on Tuesday as stock market gains lessened the appeal of fixed income assets, though they remained supported by Bank of Japan buying and hopes for further stimulus. The BOJ offered to buy a total of 455 billion yen of JGBs under its asset purchase programme, including 430 billion yen of 5- to 10- year JGBs...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japanese government bonds mostly edged lower on Tuesday as stock market gains lessened the appeal of fixed income assets, though they remained supported by Bank of Japan buying and hopes for further stimulus. The BOJ offered to buy a total of 455 billion yen of JGBs under its asset purchase program, including 430 billion yen of 5- to 10- year JGBs and...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a sixth straight day on Tuesday to a near six-week high, with a sagging yen and Wall Street's rise to a fresh record boosting investors' appetite for riskier assets. The Nikkei gained 1.4 percent to 16,723.31 points after touching 16,726.71, its highest since June 9. Nintendo's trading volume hit a new record...

  • Japan's index jumped on a weaker yen and a Pokemon-powered rally in Nintendo shares. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was down 0.8 percent at 4,324 and Germany's DAX shed 1 percent to 9,963. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2 percent to 6,684. U.S. stocks were poised for a subdued open, with Dow futures unchanged and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.2 percent.

  • TOKYO, July 19- Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, as a downturn in crude oil curbed the enthusiasm from fresh record highs on Wall Street. China stocks were lower, with both the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen and the Shanghai Composite Index down 0.4 percent. "It's hard to maintain consistent optimism when markets attain such...

  • *Slipping yen, Wall Street gains prop up Nikkei. TOKYO, July 19- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to a near six-week high on Tuesday, continuing to draw support from a weakening yen and Wall Street's rise to a fresh record overnight. Also lifting the Nikkei, the S&P 500 and the Dow reached record highs on Monday, lifted by upbeat Bank of America earnings and a tech...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Asian shares edged slightly lower in early Asian trade on Tuesday, as a downturn in crude oil curbed the enthusiasm from fresh record highs on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down 0.1 percent, though it was still within sight of a nine-month high touched last week. On Monday, Turkey purged its police...

  • TOKYO, July 15- Japan's Nikkei posted its biggest weekly gain in 6-1/ 2 years after a fifth straight winning session on Friday, lifted by Wall Street's record run and a sagging yen, while newly-listed Line Corp ended 32 percent above its IPO price. In their closely watched Tokyo debut, Line shares opened at 4,900 yen, 48 percent above their IPO price of 3,300 yen and...

  • *Dollar hits 3- week high vs yen after mostly upbeat China data. TOKYO, July 15- Asian shares extended gains to nine-month highs on Friday, on track for a solid weekly rise, as better-than-expected economic data from China lifted risk sentiment that was already buoyant after record highs on Wall Street. Financial bookmakers at IG and CMC Markets expected...

  • TOKYO, July 15- The benchmark Japanese government bond yield rose to two-week highs on Friday as broader investor risk appetite continued to improve, prompting a rally in Tokyo shares and dimming the allure of safe-haven debt. In addition to ebbing risk aversion, the prospect of Japan issuing fresh debt to fund fiscal stimulus plans has weighed on JGBs this week.

  • TOKYO, July 15- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a five-week high on Friday and was on track for a fifth day of gains, lifted by a continuing record run on Wall Street and a sagging yen. "Upbeat U.S. stocks and the yen's weakening are continuing to push the Nikkei higher," said Masahiro Ichikawa, a senior strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management in Tokyo.

  • *News of truck attack in France bolsters safe-haven yen. TOKYO, July 15- Asian shares rose to eight-month highs on Friday, on track for solid weekly gains, as record highs on Wall Street offset the impact on sentiment of an attack in France that lifted the safe-haven yen. "I don't think that will have a big impact on the market today" in Asian trading, said Kaneo Ogino,...