Jul 31, 2015 1:56 PM ET
Inflation in Japan increased 0.4% in June from a year ago month and was unchanged at 0.1% from the previous month. With the latest decline in energy prices, inflation has been below the Bank of Japanís target. Inflation may have more downward pressure next month as prices in Tokyo area fell in July.
Jul 31, 2015 12:54 PM ET
ICICI Bank said quarterly net climbed 12% in 8% increase in revenues. Karur Vysya Bank net jumped 10% but Kotak Mahindra Bank net plunged 26%. GlaxoSmithKline net and revenues declined. Titan Company net fell 15%.
Jul 30, 2015 12:46 PM ET
Nikkei average increased 1.1% and industrial output jumped 0.8% in June. However, auto sales in the month declined 5.3% on 5.1% decline in sales. Nintendo soared after posting profit in the latest quarter. Sony Corp quarterly net tripled.
Jul 29, 2015 4:25 PM ET
Nikkei average in Tokyo closed down in lacklustre trading and investors focused on domestic earnings. NTT DoCoMo estimated higher annual revenues. Fanuc plunged the most in seven years after lowering annual outlook. Dentus wins Olympic rights in Asia for 2018-2024.
Jul 28, 2015 1:34 PM ET
Nikkei average in Tokyo declined following another day of route in commodities complex and in China indexes. Kao Corp and Tokyo Electron were in focus after quarterly results. Toyota Motor estimated flat annual global unit sales after first-half sales declined 1.5%.
Jul 27, 2015 1:49 PM ET
Nikkei in Tokyo declined following a plunge in market indexes in Shanghai and weak commodities prices. Canon Inc said first-half net fell 20%. Hitachi High-Technologies plunged 10% after quarterly results.
Jul 27, 2015 12:21 PM ET
Australian market indexes in thin trading rebounded as metal prices hover near new multi-year lows and market indexes in Shanghai plunge 8%. Atlas Iron Limited plunged 70% after a 16-week trading halt.
Jul 24, 2015 1:34 PM ET
Investors in Tokyo sold stocks and focused on domestic earnings after manufacturing sector growth outlook was weak in China and overseas markets declined. Meiji Yasuda agreed to acquire the U.S. based insurance group for $5 billion. Softbank prepares for a bond offering next week.
Jul 24, 2015 12:17 PM ET
Australian market indexes traded lower and for the week the ASX 200 index declined 1.8%. Costa Group, the largest horticulture company in Australia, priced its initial offering. OrotonGroup sold its stake in Brooks Brothers Australia.
Jul 23, 2015 12:49 PM ET
Nikkei Inc agreed to acquire Financial Times group from the U.K. based Pearson Plc for $1.3 billion. The deal includes the publishing properties only and does not cover the real estate and the stake in the Economist publication. CyberAgent quarterly net doubled and Chugai Pharmaceuticals half-year net rose.