BRIEF-Josef Mandelbaum to step down as CEO of Perion
* Says board of directors has begun a search for company's next CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
TOKYO, May 15 Japan's Nikkei share index broke above 15,000 and hit fresh 5-1/2 year highs on Wednesday, bolstered by a strong performance from Wall Street and further weakness in the yen. Sony Corp was untraded with a glut of buy orders after a proposal from an activist fund to list its entertainment unit sent its U.S.-listed shares soaring 10 percent. Its shares were indicated at 1,957 yen, up 4.3 percent from the previous day's closing price. The Nikkei rose 1.8 percent to 15,028.36 after hitting as high as 15,030.26 soon after the opening bell, the highest since January 2008. The broader Topix gained 1.6 percent to 1,250.60.
MUMBAI, Sept 27 Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc , said on Tuesday it launched Google Station in India, a service that aims to deepen its reach across the country, as the search giant seeks to bring more people on to its Google platform.
Sept 27 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 44 points on Tuesday, or as much as 0.7 percent, according to financial bookmakers, with futures also up 0.7 percent ahead of the cash market open.