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  • *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...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge higher, gold steadies Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 11:33 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 21- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, taking heart from fresh highs on Wall Street, while gold prices took back some lost ground after plunging more than 4 percent to five-year lows in the previous session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last up about 0.2 percent, after wavering between positive and negative...

  • Nikkei rises to 3-week high on earnings optimism Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    *Toshiba rises as retail investors seen covering short positions- traders. Investors returned to the market after a three-day weekend in Japan, and were looking to earnings from the likes of Yaskawa Electric Corp and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co this week. Toshiba Corp outperformed, rising as high as 5.8 percent to a near two-week high of 398.6 yen as retail investors...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares waver, gold steadies Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 8:21 PM ET

    *Gold firms after plunging over 4 pct to 5- yr lows. *Nikkei opens higher after Japan holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan opened flat, and was struggling to gain in early trade.

  • World stocks uneven as Europe rally on Greece fades Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 5:46 AM ET

    HONG KONG— World stock markets were uneven Friday as Europe's rally faded while most Asian indexes advanced, led by a jump in Chinese shares, after strong U.S. earnings. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,788.61. ANALYST INSIGHT: " Greece is on the way to becoming just background noise- at least for a while anyway," said Shane Oliver, head of investment...

  • LONDON, July 17- The dollar was set for its biggest weekly rise since May on Friday as economic data reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate hike by the end of 2015, with euro zone shares steadying after strong gains as Greece looked set to secure a bailout. The euro hovered close to a seven-week low of $1.0854 hit in the previous session. The dollar touched a...

  • Spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC to open slightly lower, reflecting a tepid performance by most Asian stocks with the exception of buoyant Chinese shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent as Chinese shares recovered further after a series of government support measures to...

  • Nikkei edges up in 5th day of gains, Wall Street supports Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 10:44 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 17- Japanese stocks extended their rise into a fifth day on Friday morning thanks to strength on Wall Street, but gains were capped as investors refrained from taking big positions before a long weekend. Wall Street ended higher on Thursday helped by strong earnings reports. "I don't think worries about a rout in Chinese shares are completely over," said...

  • TOKYO, July 17- Asian stocks nudged up on Friday, helped by a rise in Chinese shares, while the dollar extended gains versus the euro and yen as economic indicators bolstered expectations for a U.S. rate hike by year-end. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.2 percent on a softer yen, while South Korea's...

  • *Japan's Nikkei, South Korea's Kospi edge higher. TOKYO, July 17- Asian shares opened higher on Friday, aided by a higher Wall Street and eased tensions over Greece, while the dollar extended gains versus the euro and yen as economic indicators bolstered expectations for a U.S. rate hike by year-end. Wall Street gained overnight, with the Nasdaq up more than 1 percent...

  • LONDON, July 16- Stocks jumped and euro zone bond yields fell on Thursday after Greece's parliament approved a bailout plan, while the dollar hit a six-week high after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate hike. Relief was the dominant sentiment ahead of the European Central Bank's policy decision, as Athens's approval of...

  • LONDON, July 16- Stocks rose and euro zone bond yields fell on Thursday as investors welcomed Greek parliamentary approval of a bailout plan, while the dollar hit a six-week high after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate hike. Relief was the dominant sentiment across European markets, ahead of the European Central Bank's...

  • TOKYO, July 16- Nikkei shares rose to a near three-week high on Thursday as overnight comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen lifted the dollar against the yen, while news that Greek parliament approved a bailout plan buoyed risk appetites. The Nikkei share average ended 0.7 percent higher to 20,600.12, the highest closing level since June 26, as...

  • TOKYO, July 16- Most Asian shares edged up on Thursday after Greece approved a bailout plan and brought mild relief, while the dollar stood tall as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate hike. Spreadbetters expected a higher opening for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC after the Greek parliament approved a...

  • TOKYO, July 16- Buying from domestic investors, including the Bank of Japan, should help Japanese stocks outperform global peers by offsetting any retreat by foreigners who could become unnerved by risks elsewhere, traders said. After hitting an 18-1/ 2- year high of 20,952.71 last month, the benchmark Nikkei share average fell to a near three-month low of...