Japanese firms are bracing themselves for investors emboldened by new governance rules to punish executives. The Financial Times reports.
Japan's normally sleepy shareholder meetings are set for a shake-up as a new corporate governance code encourages disgruntled investors to speak out.
Stock markets in China rode out a volatile session to settle at new seven-year peaks on Friday, while other bourses in the region nursed modest losses.
Equity markets in Shanghai and Japan outperformed the region with marginal gains on Wednesday.
As Apple basks in the unprecedented demand for its latest iPhones, suppliers from Tokyo to Taipei are sharing in the spoils. The FT reports.
Stock markets in Shanghai were the biggest laggards on Friday, while the rest of Asia advanced on the back of an impressive U.S. lead.
A second bailout in three years will give Sharp some breathing space, but analysts warn the company may not be out of the woods just yet.
Asian equities traded mixed on Thursday, with Sydney and Tokyo coming under pressure as their local currencies strengthened against the greenback.
Japan's loss-making Sharp said it had secured a $1.7 billion bailout from banks, its second major rescue in three years.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Monday as China rolled out its third interest rate cut since November.
Plans by electronics conglomerate Sharp to shrink its capital base will buy the company time, but its long-term survival remains in doubt.
Sharp said it was considering a capital reduction and preferred share issuance as part of its restructuring plan, sending stocks sliding.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Thursday despite data showing China's factory activity at a one-year low.
Japanese electronics giant Sharp may be struggling, but the banks will keep the heavily indebted firm on life support, analysts say.
Asian equities traded mixed on Friday after a soft finish on Wall Street, but China's Shanghai Composite index outperformed with a new multi-year high.
Asia's equities joined their global peers to rise on Thursday, with China's Shanghai Composite index finishing at a fresh multi-year high.
Sharp and its main banks are to meet on Thursday to agree on a nearly $2 billion rescue and overhaul plan for the loss-making electronics maker.
Asian stocks saw choppy trade on Wednesday following China's first-quarter gross domestic product.
News that Sharp may be moving to spin off its LCD panel-making unit has buoyed appetite for its stock, but analysts remain unsure about the outlook for the troubled consumer electronics giant.
Asian stocks outside Japan rose on Monday as investors believed that an unexpectedly weak nonfarm payrolls report will delay interest rate hikes in the U.S.