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Ayai Tomisawa

Cash-hoarding Japanese firms please investors as share buybacks hit record

Feb 17 2019

TOKYO/HONG KONG Japanese share buybacks have hit a record this fiscal year and are set to maintain the booming growth as cash-rich companies bow to pressure from investors and the government to boost returns and improve governance.

Cash-hoarding Japanese firms please investors as share buybacks hit record

Feb 17 2019

* Japan Inc announced 6.5 trln yen of buybacks so far in FY 2018

Nikkei slides, weak U.S. retail sales trigger profit-taking

Feb 15 2019

* Japan Display falls after it forecasts 5th straight yr of losses

Nikkei slides as weak U.S. retail sales sour risk appetite

Feb 14 2019

TOKYO, Feb 15 Japan's Nikkei fell on Friday as bleak U.S. retail sales data dampened investor risk appetite and dragged down the broader market, with exporters and financial firms underperforming.

Japan's Nikkei ends flat, takes breather after strong rally

Feb 14 2019

TOKYO, Feb 14 Japan's Nikkei share average pulled back from two-month highs to end flat on Thursday, as investors took a breather from recent rallies and as some earnings disappointments capped the broader market.

Nikkei nears 2-month high on U.S.-China trade hopes

Feb 13 2019

TOKYO, Feb 13 Japan's Nikkei rose to a near two-month high on Wednesday on optimism that Washington and Beijing may be nearing a deal to end their trade dispute.

Nikkei hits near 2-month high on deal to keep US govt open, trade hopes

Feb 12 2019

TOKYO, Feb 13 Japan's Nikkei soared to a near two-month high on Wednesday as optimism there won't be a U.S. government shutdown and there will be a U.S.-China trade deal lifted risk appetites.

Nikkei rebounds from 1-month low helped by automakers, machinery firms

Feb 12 2019

TOKYO, Feb 12 Japan's Nikkei surged on Tuesday, rebounding from a one-month low, as shares of exporters such as automakers and machinery makers enjoyed strong demand thanks to a weaker yen.

Nikkei rebounds from 3-week low as automakers, machinery stocks gain

Feb 11 2019

TOKYO, Feb 12 Japan's Nikkei surged on Tuesday, rebounding from a three-week low, as a weaker yen boosted demand for shares of exporters such as automakers and machinery makers.

Nikkei drops to 1-month low on revived U.S.-China trade worries; Sony gains

Feb 08 2019

TOKYO, Feb 8 Japan's Nikkei closed at a one-month low on Friday, as renewed worries about the United States-China trade dispute plus dismal earnings from Japan Inc hurt risk appetites.

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