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Japan shares score 18-year top, dollar firm

MSCI`s index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent to bring its gins over the past six sessions to 2.9 percent.

Tokyo shares inch higher at close after two days of losses

Tokyo stocks gave up most of their early gains Thursday but still ended in positive territory after two days of losses, as exporters were supported by a weak yen.

Nikkei sees biggest drop in three months as recession news hits

Baulking at the data, investors booked profits from the outsized gains of the last two weeks. The Nikkei benchmark closed down 3.0 percent at 16,973.80, its lowest since Nov 10.

Nikkei tumbles 2.2% on global growth woes

The Nikkei ended 335.14 points lower at 14,738.38, its lowest closing level since May 30.

Nikkei drops to 2-month low on global growth concerns

The Nikkei share average fell 1.1 percent to 15,321.69 by mid-morning, after sliding to as low as 15,259.95 earlier, the lowest level since Aug. 13.

Asian shares nudge higher, oil nurses losses

Brent crude oil was a cent firmer at $106.67 a barrel and just off a three month-trough of $106.27. U.S. crude added 2 cents to $100.85 per barrel.

Asian stocks, dollar rise on upbeat US jobs data

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent in early trade, close to this week`s three-year highs, while Japan`s Nikkei stock average rose 0.9 percent.

Asia shares score 3-year high on economic optimism

Asian stocks scored a three-year peak on Wednesday after a round of upbeat global economic data whetted risk appetites and helped Wall Street taste all-time highs.

Yahoo Japan shares surge after cancels $3.2 bn eAccess deal

Shares in Yahoo Japan surged in Tokyo on Tuesday morning after it cancelled plans to buy domestic telecom company eAccess from its parent SoftBank Corp. in a deal that was valued at about $3.2 billion.

Nikkei posts best year since 1972 as Abenomics drives gains

The Nikkei rose for a ninth day to end 0.7 percent higher at 16,291.31 on Monday, its longest winning streak since July 2009.

Asian shares head higher on US data ahead of Fed meet

Asian shares pushed higher on Tuesday on the back of rising U.S. manufacturing output and a jump in euro zone business activity, ahead of a key U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision later this week.

Asian shares steady, yen pinned at four-year low vs euro

Asian shares were steady on Friday, with Japanese stocks poised for another strong session as the yen languished at a four-year trough against the euro and six-month low versus the dollar.

Nikkei closes in on 5-1/2 year peak as yen stumbles

A soft October durable goods report was the only dent to an otherwise upbeat set of figures.

Asian shares head for 4th day of falls, China in focus

Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, on track for a fourth straight day of losses, with investors turning their attention to the Chinese Communist Party policy meeting for clues to its economic agenda for the next decade.

Asian stock markets fall, dollar near two-year low vs euro

A stronger yen depressed Japanese stocks on Friday, while the dollar was hemmed in near a two-year low against the euro by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will continue its monetary stimulus well into 2014.

Asian shares mostly up as US narrowly avoids default

Investors breathed a sigh of relief as Republican and Democratic senators found a compromise budget after weeks of bitter rows on Capitol Hill that called into question Washington`s credibility with its creditors, including China and Japan.

Asian shares up as Washington narrowly avoids default

Asian shares rose Thursday after US lawmakers passed a last-minute bill to reopen the government and raise the country`s borrowing limit, avoiding a devastating default that threatened to spark another global recession.

Tokyo stocks up 1.17% by break on US budget deal

Tokyo stocks rose 1.17 percent Thursday morning as investors cheered a last-minute deal to reopen the US government and avoid a catastrophic debt default.

Asian shares near 5-month high on US deal hopes

Asian shares rose to their highest in nearly five months on expectations of an imminent deal to reopen the U.S. government and avert a possible debt default, though the squabbling in Washington kept markets on edge ahead of Thursday`s deadline.

Japan shares, dollar rise on hopes of US fiscal breakthrough

Tokyo`s Nikkei share average advanced 0.8 percent, the highest point since the middle of last week.