Jul 31, 2014 12:19 PM ET
Topix index in Tokyo closed lower for the first time in five days after several companies missed earnings estimates. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group reported smaller than expected decline in earnings. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said quarterly net soared 65%.
Jul 30, 2014 10:46 AM ET
Japan indexes advanced and investors focused on corporate earnings. Industrial production decreased for the second month in a row and the monthly decline was the largest since the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Japan Tobacco first quarter sales increased 1.6%. Konica Minolta quarterly net plunged.
Jul 30, 2014 9:36 AM ET
Bharti Airtel surged 70%. Bank of India net declined 16% but revenues surged 21%. Cadila Healthcare profit and revenues climbed. Reddy''s Lab net surged 53%. Escorts net tumbled 42%. ITC profit climbed 16%. IDFC net dropped 14%. L&T net soared more than doubled.
Jul 29, 2014 10:44 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo gained despite weaker than expected retail sales, household spending and jobless rate. The yen held firm below 102 against one dollar. Honda June quarter sales increased 5.4% and Nomura revenues declined 8.5%.
Jul 28, 2014 11:55 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo advanced after a choppy trading session and the yen gained as tensions persisted in Europe. Dentsu agreed to acquire a majority stake in India based Milestone Brandcom. Nissan earnings surged 37% on 10% sales increase.
Jul 28, 2014 11:38 AM ET
Ashok Leyland net loss narrowed. Bank of Baroda net climbed 17%. Dabur revenue and profit surged 13%. Hindustan Unilever net jumped 4%. Havells India net soared 13%. Mastek signed a major contract with British Telecom. UPL net declined 26%.
Jul 25, 2014 8:31 AM ET
Ambuja profit surged 26%. Bharti Infratel net jumped 29%. Colgate net jumped 4% on 13% sales increase. Glenmark net climbed 44%. HT Media net plunged 31%. Indian Bank profit tumbled 35%. MMFSL net declined 16%. PNB net climbed 10%. Wipro quarterly net soared 30%.
Jul 25, 2014 8:29 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo extended weekly gain on positive quarterly reports from Itochu, Chugai, Fanuc and Japan Exchange. Itochu jumped after the company announced a stock buyback plan of as much as $1 billion. The yen extended annual gain to 3.5% on rising tensions in Europe.
Jul 25, 2014 8:27 AM ET
Australian market indexes halted seven day advance and closed up 0.9% for the week. Flight Centre Travel Group lowered fiscal outlook and wrote down assets in India and in the U.S. Drillsearch quarterly revenues declined 4% but the annual sales soared three-fold.
Jul 24, 2014 7:54 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo edged lower and then yen was in focus after Japan reported a decline in June trade deficit. The deficit was still larger than expected and soared to a record high in the first-six months.