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Nikkei dented by weaker tech shares; Shikoku Electric stumbles

2017-12-13 reuters
TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average ended lower on Wednesday after tech stocks lost ground as they tracked their weaker U.S. counterparts, while Shikoku Electric slumped after a court ruled against the restart of one of its nuclear reactors. (4-0)

Nikkei edges lower as weaker tech shares offset boost from financials

2017-12-13 reuters
TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Wednesday morning after tech stocks lost ground as they tracked their weaker U.S. counterparts, offsetting gains in the financial space. (9-0)

Japanese stocks slip before Fed; but miners, shippers rise

2017-12-12 reuters
TOKYO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei slipped on Tuesday, reversing earlier gains as investors turned cautious ahead of this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting. (7-0)

Nikkei rises to close at 25-year high, construction companies fall

2017-12-11 reuters
TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks hit a fresh 25-year high on Monday in choppy trade as gains in financial shares and large cap stocks offset falls in real estate and construction companies, with Obayashi Corp diving more than 7 percent. (4-0)

Nikkei flat as real estate, construction stocks weigh

2017-12-11 reuters
TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks struggled for traction on Monday as gains in financial shares were offset by drops in real estate and construction companies, with Obayashi Corp diving more than 8 percent. (4-0)

Japan's GDP Growth Revised Upward: ETFs in Focus

2017-12-08 zacks
Japan’s GDP improved at an impressive pace in the three-month period ended September and grew for the seventh straight quarter owing to strong exports. The initial reading was revised upward, as export recovery contributed to growth (read: ETFs in Focus as Bank of Japan Holds Policy Steady). (10-0)

Nippon Life to buy 25 percent of U.S. asset manager TCW from Carlyle

2017-12-03 japantimes.co.jp
Nippon Life Insurance Co. has reached a deal to acquire 24.75 percent of U.S. investment firm TCW Group Inc. from U.S. asset manager Carlyle Group LP, the companies said recently. (54-0)

What Was Hailed as First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Is No More - Bloomberg

2017-12-01 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (6-0)

UPDATE 1-Nippon Life to buy 25 pct of U.S. asset manager TCW from Carlyle

2017-12-01 reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL], Japan’s biggest private sector life insurer, has agreed to buy 24.75 percent of U.S. investment firm TCW Group Inc from U.S. asset manager Carlyle Group LP (CG.O), the three companies said on Friday. (14-0)

Nikkei rises to 3-week high; financial stocks advance

2017-11-30 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a three-week high on Thursday as gains by financial stocks offset weakness in tech shares following a drop by their U.S. counterparts overnight. (13-0)

Nikkei dips as tech shares succumb to U.S. sell-off

2017-11-30 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Thursday in choppy trade as tech shares fell sharply following a drop in their U.S. counterparts overnight, offsetting gains in banking shares. (6-0)

Japan ETFs in Focus as Retail Sales Fall

2017-11-29 zacks
Japan’s retail sales fell short of expectations in October, after a weak GDP reading in the third quarter. Retail sales declined 0.2% year-over-year in October compared with expectations of 0.2% increase, per the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Moreover, it remained unchanged on a monthly basis compared with expectations of an increase of 0.2% (read: Japan GDP Grows for Seven Straight Quarters: ETFs in Focus). (10-0)

MS / Morgan Stanley - Stock Institutional Ownership and Shareholders - Fintel.io

2017-11-28 fintel.io
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has 939 institutional investors and shareholders that have filed 13D/G or 13F forms with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). These institutions hold a total of 1,558,277,527 shares. Largest shareholders include Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group Inc, State Street Corp, Price T Rowe Associates Inc /md/, BlackRock Inc., and Vanguard Group Inc. (97-1)

Mitsubishi UFJ's Acquisitions Aid Growth Amid Negative Rates

2017-11-27 zacks
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.’s (MTU - Free Report) efforts to expand through acquisitions will continue to support profitability. However, negative interest rates in Japan and mounting expenses remain major headwinds. Mitsubishi UFG has been steadily expanding inorganically. With an aim to boost operations, the company closed its business alliance deal with Hitachi, Ltd. in October 2016. In April 2016, it acquired a 20% stake in Security Bank Corporation to expand its business in Southeast Asia. (20-0)

Mom-and-Pop Shops Are Threatening the Mall This Holiday Season - Bloomberg

2017-11-22 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (7-0)