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Asia Market Update

Yen Weakness and Oil Drop Lifts Nikkei, Toyota Production Falls 1.1%
Nov 28, 2014 11:23 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo gained and the yen eased after retail sales rose 1.4% and industrial production unexpectedly gained in Japan. Airlines in Tokyo gained after crude oil prices trade near $70 a barrel. The yen weakened for the first time in four days. Toyota global vehicle production in October fell. >>

Australian Indexes Plunge After OPEC Decision
Nov 28, 2014 10:11 AM ET
Australian market indexes opened lower and the crude oil prices plunged below $70 a barrel after the OPEC member nations left the oil production level unchanged. Qantas Airways surged and the airline announced investment in Jetstar Japan. >>

Japan Indexes Drop Second Day, Yakult Plunges 6%
Nov 27, 2014 12:25 PM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo closed lower and the yen struggled to hold firm after two weeks of weakness. Resource and oil exploration companies were in focus after the OPEC members disagreed to cut oil production. Yakult Honsha dropped 6% after the France-based Danone plans to sell its 20% stake. >>

Topix Ends Five-day Rally in Japan, Weak Oil Drags Explorers in Asia
Nov 26, 2014 5:06 AM ET
Topix index in Tokyo edged lower after advancing for five days in a row. Tokyo Stock Exchange abandoned its plan to increase or add trading hours after resistance from brokerage firms. Inpex, Japan Petroleum Exploration and Taiyo Nippon Sanso dropped after oil dropped to a four-year low. >>

Medibank IPO in Sydney Raises $5.9 Billion
Nov 25, 2014 11:44 AM ET
Medibank Private completed initial public offering and raised $5.9 billion. Stocks in Sydney traded lower after iron ore, gold and crude oil prices edged lower. Brickworks Limited said fiscal first quarter revenues rose 14%. >>

Adani Acquires Korba West, Indiabulls to Buy Voltas Land in Mumbai
Nov 24, 2014 9:14 AM ET
Adani Power to acquired Korba West Power for Rs 4,200 crore. Astral Poly Tech acquired 76% stake in Resinova. Indiabulls emerged as the highest bidder for land parcel of Voltas for Rs 236 crore or $40 million. Patel Engineering quarterly net fell 67%. >>

Japan Heads of Early Elections in December as Economy Struggles
Nov 21, 2014 9:43 AM ET
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Japanese parliament and set early snap election for the lower house in December. Finance Minister Taro Aso said the decline in yen this week had been too quick. The yen closed at the weakest level since August 2007. >>

Japan Struggles to Revive Aggregate Demand
Nov 19, 2014 4:24 PM ET
Stocks in Japan and the Nikkei and Topix index advanced and the yen edged lower. Investors pinned hope on the new round of economic stimulus but the Bank of Japan and government struggle to increase aggregate domestic demand. >>

Japan Dissolves Parliament, Volatile Nikkei Surges 2%
Nov 18, 2014 3:12 PM ET
Market indexes in Japan jumped more than 2% after Prime Minster Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament. The yen dropped 0.9% against the dollar and the euro. GS Yuasa announced a new version of battery technology. Nichias Corp reported a surge in first-half earnings. >>

Japan Q3 GDP Shrank 1.6%, Nikkei Plunges 2.9%
Nov 17, 2014 3:32 PM ET
Nikkei index in Japan dropped 2.9% after the economy shrank in the latest quarter. GDP in the September shrank 1.6% in the third-quarter ending in September following revised 7.3% decrease I the second-quarter. >>

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