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Tokyo stocks open down 0.32 percent

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Asian stocks inched down Thursday after comments from the new head of the Federal Reserve suggested US interest rates could rise sooner than financial markets were anticipating.  AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks opened 0.32 percent lower on Friday after a lackluster performance on Wall Street and as the yen inched higher on upbeat data that showed Japan’s bid to reach lasting inflation was gathering steam.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PSE, DBP-Daiwa to hold roadshow in Tokyo

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The Philippine Stock Exchange is off to a roadshow in Tokyo this week to make a pitch for the local equities market, riding on the country’s improved macroeconomic fundamentals amid a weakened sentiment for emerging markets.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Tokyo stocks open up 0.83 percent

A man watches an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo. AP

Tokyo stocks opened 0.83 percent higher on Friday after gains on Wall Street and positive economic data from Japan.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Toyota aims to produce more than 10 million autos in 2014–report

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Toyota Motor is aiming to produce more than 10 million vehicles in 2014, a bullish target that could boost other industries in Japan, a report said Saturday.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mostly up as tough year draws to a close

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Asian markets rose on Monday, with Tokyo cheered by the yen hitting a five-year low against the dollar, while traders are in a broadly upbeat mood as they wind down for the end of a mixed year.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks down 0.74 percent by break

Pedestrians walk past a quotation board displaying the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on September 19, 2013. Tokyo stocks rose 1.80 percent on September 19 after the US Federal Reserve surprised markets by leaving its massive stimulus drive intact. AFP

Tokyo stocks were down 0.74 percent by the break, as Sony shares dived after the electronics giant slashed its full-year outlook.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks flat in early trade

A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Oct. 4, 2013. Asian markets slipped Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, with traders growing nervous that talks to raise the US borrowing limit remain deadlocked just days before the deadline to avoid a default.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Tokyo shares were flat in opening trade on Friday, weighed down by a stronger yen and lingering concerns over the US economy.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks open 1.28 percent higher

A woman walks outside a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Asian markets were weaker Monday after heated political rhetoric from the US raised worries that the partial shutdown of the American government could bring the world's largest economy close to defaulting on its debt.  AP PHOTO/JUNJI KUROKAWA

Tokyo stocks opened 1.28 percent higher on Friday after Wall Street rallied on hopes that Washington might make progress in breaking its on-going budget impasse.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar sags in Asia on Syrian tension

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The dollar edged down against the safe-haven yen in Asia on Tuesday due to concerns over a possible US military action against Syria.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo shares open lower after Wall Street sell-off

A man looks at the electronic stock board in Tokyo. AP file photo dated Aug. 7, 2013. AP

Tokyo shares opened 1.39 percent lower on Friday following a fall in US stocks after disappointing earnings results and outlooks.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo shares open higher on rising dollar

A woman takes a picture of electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo shares opened higher on Tuesday, lifted by a strong dollar after a weak lead from Wall Street.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japan economic growth slows in quarter

Tokyo Price Index, August 12, 2013. Screengrab from http://www.tse.or.jp/english/

Japan’s economic growth slowed in the April-June quarter, official data showed Monday, raising questions about whether Tokyo’s bid to stoke growth was taking hold and if it would launch a series of tax hikes.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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