Apr 30, 2014 10:52 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo close higher and investors focused on domestic earnings. Daiwa Securities and Nomura Holdings reported a sharp jump in annual earnings. Fujitsu Limited quarterly net swung to profit. Japan Airlines annual net revenues increased 5.7%.
Apr 30, 2014 10:45 AM ET
Alstom T&D net climbed 17%. Bharti Airtel net and sales surged. BASF India net tumbled 51% but sales soared. CEAT net fell 4%. Kotak Mahindra profit dropped 7%. Shriram Transport Finance net declined 18%. Welspun net surged.
Apr 29, 2014 7:51 AM ET
Dabur net jumped 17% on 15% rise in sales. HCL profit increased 11%. Hexaware Tech net declined 32%. Idea Cellular profit soared 26% after revenue rose 6%. Sesa Sterlite net and revenue surged. TVS Motor net swung to profit. Tata Sponge net jumped.
Apr 28, 2014 9:07 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo closed lower in choppy session and investors focused on domestic corporate earnings. Japan Exchange Group said fiscal year sales soared62% and net nearly tripled. Japan Display estimated lower than expected fiscal year income. Panasonic Corp annual net swung to profit.
Apr 27, 2014 12:23 PM ET
The latest Lok Sabha election debate in India has centered on infrastructure development and corruption in the central government. Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the AAP, has attention of urban voters. AAP is driven by good ideals but his young party lacks organization to translate this to results.
Apr 26, 2014 10:22 AM ET
Congress Party has governed India for more than fifty years and regained the control of the government for the last ten. India is the largest democracy in the world and also has chronic poverty that is largely rooted in poor policy choices and poorer implmentation.
Apr 25, 2014 8:51 AM ET
Honda Motor reported fiscal sales increased 20% and net surged 56%. Komatsu said fiscal year net increased 26% on 3.6% rise in sales. NTT DoCoMo plans to buy back $4.9 billion of its shares and sell its stake in India based venture with Tata.
Apr 25, 2014 8:28 AM ET
Axis Bank announced a stock split of 5-to-1. ACC profit fell 9%. Ambuja Cements net jumped 7%. Bharti Infratel net soared 64%. Cera Sanitaryware profit surged 39%. Exide profit dropped 10%. ICICI Bank net jumped 15%. Maruti Suzuki net plunged 35%.
Apr 24, 2014 10:03 AM ET
Nikkei Index declined 0.9% and the yen traded with a negative bias as investors awaited earnings from domestic companies. JFE Holdings, the steelmaker reported higher fiscal year sales and earnings.
Apr 23, 2014 10:56 AM ET
For more than six decades people in India cast their votes but rarely managed to get much in return when it came to governance, development and access to basic utilities. Congress Party remains focused on villages and offers little to urban voters as inflation ravages purchasing power.