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  • 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.

  • Stocks fall for 3rd straight day as earnings disappoint Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM ET

    Disappointing earnings and outlooks from several big companies, including American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M weighed on the market. BLUE-CHIP BAGGAGE: American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M all released weaker-than-expected results, helping pull the Dow lower. American Express fell $2.17, or 2.7 percent, to $76.82.

  • 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 about how shipments to China might be affected by its slowing economy. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Nidec jumps 10 pct on strong April-June results. *Komatsu, Hitachi Construction Machinery fall before Caterpillar's earnings. TOKYO, July 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning on domestic earnings optimism after electric motor maker Nidec Corp reported strong quarterly results.

  • TOKYO, July 23- Asian shares slipped early on Thursday after disappointing earnings from tech giants weighed on Wall Street, while the dollar rebounded on the back of upbeat U.S. economic data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent. Microsoft also slumped after reporting its biggest-ever quarterly loss.

  • Japan trade gets weak-yen boost, how about equities? Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    Japan trade gets weak-yen boost, how about equities?

    Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist at Charles Schwab, discusses the better-than-expected June trade data and explains why Japanese stocks will see a "slow grind higher."

  • LONDON, July 22- Disappointment over U.S. corporate earnings, most notably at Apple Inc, the world's largest company, pushed stocks lower on Wednesday and investors towards the shelter of bonds. British investors are also awaiting the latest Bank of England policy minutes, which may show a more hawkish tilt towards raising rates. "Despite a beat at the earnings...

  • TOKYO, July 22- Japanese shares snapped a six-day winning streak on Wednesday, pressured by declines on Wall Street with Apple Inc- related stocks stumbling after the tech giant's revenue forecast missed market expectations. The Nikkei share average ended 1.2 percent lower at 20,593.67. During the previous six days, the benchmark added more than 5 percent.

  • Apple outlook weighs on global markets Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 1:26 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets dropped Wednesday after U.S. earnings fell short of expectations and investors began to focus on next week's Federal Reserve meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 6,719.52 and Germany's DAX declined 0.4 percent to 11,563.48. ANALYST'S TAKE: "With Greece and China slipping off the table, investors...

  • *Weak results from IBM, Apple take a toll on U.S. shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended losses and was down about 1 percent. S&P 500 mini futures were down about 0.4 percent from late U.S. levels, after U.S. equities tumbled on weak earnings from bellwethers IBM and United Technologies, while Apple Inc slumped in late trading...

  • TOKYO, July 22- Japanese shares snapped a six-day winning streak on Tuesday, pressured by declines on Wall Street with Apple Inc- related stocks stumbling after the tech giant's revenue forecast missed market expectations. A fall in Apple shares soured sentiment in Apple-related stocks in Japan, with Murata Manufacturing Co tumbling 6.4 percent, Foster...

  • Reading BOJ Kuroda's latest remarks Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 9:18 PM ET
    Reading BOJ Kuroda's latest remarks

    Ben Collett, head for Japan and Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, discusses comments by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that Japan's inflation will accelerate considerably in the coming months.

  • *Weak results from IBM, Apple take a toll on U.S. shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trading. S&P 500 mini futures were down about 0.4 percent from late U.S. levels, after Wall Street skidded on weak earnings from bellwethers IBM and United Technologies while Apple slumped in late trading after posting...

  • *Gold gains after plunging over 4 pct to 5- yr lows. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open about 12 points higher, or up 0.2 percent; Germany's DAX to gain 18 points, or 0.2 percent; and France's CAC 40 to open flat. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last up about 0.4 percent, after wavering between positive and...

  • Nikkei rises to near 4-week high on earnings optimism Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 2:08 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 21- Japan's Nikkei share average climbed to near four-week highs on Tuesday, supported by growing expectations for strong first-quarter earnings while gains in Chinese shares also underpinned sentiment. The Nikkei share average ended 0.9 percent higher at 20,841.97, the highest closing level since June 24. The broader Topix gained 0.7 percent to...