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Nikkei rises on ECB decision; chip-related shares tumble

2018-06-15 thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning after the European Central Bank announced it would avoid raising rates until mid-2019, but chip-related stocks tumbled after a brokerage slashed the target price of Tokyo Electron.
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Nikkei edges higher ahead of Fed decision; Toshiba jumps

2018-06-13 reuters
TOKYO, June 13 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks edged higher on Wednesday but gains were limited as many investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy decision later in the day, while Toshiba jumped after announcing a major share buyback.
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Nikkei edges higher before Fed meeting; Toshiba jumps

2018-06-13 reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average edged higher on Wednesday as the market looked to the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision later in the global day, while Toshiba jumped after it announced a major share buyback.
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Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) Surges: Stock Moves 14.7% Higher

2018-06-12 zacks
Fitbit, Inc. (FIT - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 14% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $5.19 to $6.51 in the past one-month time frame. The stock was driven after the company announced that its kids’ wearable device, Fitbit Ace will now be available worldwide.
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Nikkei edges higher in a choppy trade

2018-06-06 thehindubusinessline
The Nikkei gained 0.2 per cent to 22,584.41 in a choppy session after opening a tad lower. - Reuters
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Uptick in April Retail Sales to Aid Growth in Japan: 4 Picks

2018-05-30 zacks
Preliminary reports from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), stated that April retail sales in Japan rose sequentially as well as year over year. This is a welcome piece of news after the country’s GDP shrank by 0.2% in the first three months of 2018, due to a decline in capital investment and private consumption. Economists, however, were unmoved by grim first-quarter growth numbers and still are of the opinion that the contraction is temporary and a rebound is in the cards.
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Itron's Smart Grid Solution to Widen JPS' Metering Services

2018-05-23 zacks
Itron, Inc. (ITRI - Free Report) has signed a contract with Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to unify 670,000 electric meters of the latter through Itron's smart grid network. Jamaica's nationwide smart-grid deployment will extend the utility's smart-meter automation benefits and enhance post-storm restorations. JPS, which serves more than 600,000 customers, has been transforming its lighting and electricity services for the past few years.
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Nikkei closes above 23,000 for first time since early February

2018-05-21 japantimes.co.jp
The benchmark Nikkei average added a moderate gain to barely end above 23,000 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, supported by the yen’s drop against the dollar.
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Japan's Economy Likely to Rebound: 5 Solid Buys

2018-05-17 zacks
For the first time in two years, Japan’s economy slipped in the first quarter. The economy contracted 0.6% on an annualized basis in the first quarter thanks to an unexpected fall in capital investment and flat private consumption. This might cause a setback to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reflationary policies but the overall picture may not be all that gloomy.
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Nikkei rises as financials, tech shares rally

2018-05-17 reuters
TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after Wall Street gained overnight, with financial stocks rallying on an increase in U.S. bond yields while tech shares attracted buyers after the yen weakened.
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Advantest Achieves Recognition as a 5-Star Company and is Named to 10 BEST List in VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey for 30th Consecutive Year

2018-05-17 globenewswire
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857), has once again been named to VLSIresearch’s coveted 10 BEST list, securing the company its 30th consecutive year as a top-rated semiconductor equipment supplier and remaining a 5-Star company. The survey, which received feedback from more than 94% of the chip market, rates equipment suppliers across fifteen categories based on three key factors: supplier performance, customer service, and product performance.
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Nikkei rises in line with Wall Street gains; financials rally

2018-05-17 reuters
TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average followed U.S. stocks higher on Thursday morning after Wall Street gained overnight, with financial stocks rallying on an increase in U.S. bond yields.
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Advantest to Showcase ATE Solutions and Present Papers May 22-24 at First SEMICON Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur

2018-05-15 globenewswire
TOKYO, Japan, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857) will feature its advanced products and services at SEMICON Southeast Asia taking place May 22-24 at the new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Advantest is a silver sponsor of SEMICON Southeast Asia.
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Nikkei hits 3-mth high on solid earnings, Wall St surge; Suzuki, Panasonic shine

2018-05-11 reuters
TOKYO, May 11 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a three-month high on Friday, buoyed by tepid U.S. inflation data easing concerns over the Federal Reserve hiking rates at an accelerated pace, as well on gains for several companies posting solid earnings.
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Nikkei hits 3-month high; Suzuki, Panasonic shine

2018-05-11 thehindubusinessline
anasonic Corp gained 4.7 per cent after the electronics conglomerate reported a 58 per cent surge in net profit for the year ended March to ¥236.04 billion.
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