Japan to keep Olympic stadium design despite cost, criticism
Japan to keep Olympic stadium design despite cost, criticism

Japan has decided to push ahead with the construction of a controversial and costly main showpiece venue for the 2020 summer Olympics, reports said Wednesday, despite stringent criticism from architects.

Asian shares up on resources, eyes on U.S. jobs

Asian shares edged up on Thursday, buoyed by resource shares, while the dollar was on the defensive after Fed Reserve`s latest policy meeting suggested the possibility of more stimulus measures for the US economy.

Asian shares rise, dollar rally stalled

Asian stocks rose on Thursday led by gains in technology shares, while the US dollar edged further away from recent peaks after an unexpected drop in US home sales cooled optimism about the economic recovery.

Asia stocks gain on China data, gold edges up

Asian stocks rose on Friday after a slew of Chinese data showed the world`s third-largest economy is on a brisk recovery path, while gold prices rose as the dollar steadied.

Asian markets mixed; Nikkei hits 6-week high

Asian markets were mixed on Monday, with a weaker yen lifting Japanese stocks to a six-week high, while a drop in the US unemployment rate failed to spur buying in a region that has rallied massively this year.

Nikkei closes over 10,000, biggest week rise in 1 yr

Japan`s Nikkei stock average closed above 10,000 on Friday for the first time in five weeks and rose 10.4 percent on the week, its biggest weekly gain in more than a year, with exporters such as Canon Inc rising.

Asia shares ex-Japan down, dollar steady

Asian shares outside Japan fell on Thursday, mirroring investor caution in the United States, while the dollar was steady after the Fed reiterated interest rates would stay low for a long period.

Suzuki to build factory in India: Nikkei

Suzuki Motor plans to spend about USD 322.6mnto build a factory in India around 2011.

Asia stocks hit by Wall St; Aussie GDP upbeat

Asian shares pulled back on Wednesday after a sell-off on Wall Street prompted a round of profit-taking, even as upbeat Australian economic growth figures reassured on the health of recovery.

Japan`s Nikkei closes at ten month high

Japan`s Nikkei stock average rose 1.4 percent to hit its highest close in 10 months on Wednesday after US data strengthened hopes for an economic recovery, but trade was cautious ahead of an August 30 election in Japan.

Asia shares wary as China rebounds; yen gains

Most Asian stock markets edged higher on Friday, keeping a wary eye on volatile Chinese shares, while currency traders went on the defensive after a wild see-saw week and mixed US economic data, bidding up the safe-haven yen.