Japan

Volatile Chinese markets drive nervous investors to offload

The Chinese stock market is registering a volatile trading pattern as investors became nervous about the future course of the market. The slowdown in the dragon country's economy growth has become a cause of concern for the investors.

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Japan's 0.4% deflated economy, assault to 'Abenomics'

Japan's economy has been facing tough times when its economy began to contract by 0.4% in the year's second quarter. It was an official data shown on Monday emphasizing how the prime minister's 'Abenomics' growth program doesn't work.

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China's July exports slump 8 percent, raises pressure for more stimulus

Chinese exports tumbled 8.3 percent in July, their biggest drop in four months and far worse than expected, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will be forced to roll out more stimulus to support the world's second-largest economy.

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Stock markets expected to be under 4% annual growth

The slowdown in economic growth in major economies is expected to keep the stock markets under four percent annual growth in the near future. The second half of 2015 is expected to be sluggish following the bleak economy outlook for the US, EU and China.

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Mitsubishi Motors plans Japan, SE Asia, Russia output focus after U.S. pullout

The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) said Japan, SouthEast Asia and Russia will become the automaker's principal production hubs after it calls time on making cars in the United States later this year because of dwindling output there.

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Delta offers to invest in Japan's bankrupt Skymark Airlines: media

Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) has offered to invest in Japan's bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc (SKALF.PK) as part of a restructuring plan for the budget carrier, according to a Japanese media report.

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Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.

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BOJ says factory output likely hit soft patch in April-June

The Bank of Japan said it expects factory output to fall for the first time in three quarters in April-June on weak Asian demand, underscoring the fragile nature of the economic recovery.

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BOJ's Kuroda backpedals on yen warning, says weakness not so harmful

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the yen's current weakness was not inflicting severe pain on the economy, toning down an earlier warning to markets against pushing the currency too far down.

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GM to source medium-duty trucks from Isuzu from 2016: sources

General Motors Co (GM.N) will re-enter the U.S. medium-duty truck market next year with Chevrolet-branded vehicles supplied by Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors Ltd (7202.T), people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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German yields rise again, stocks dip

More sales of German government bonds weighed on European stock markets on Monday, while the dollar retreated after a report - later denied - that President Barack Obama had expressed concern over its strength after a year-long rally.

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Greek uncertainty hits Europe shares, inflation lifts euro

European shares dipped on Tuesday while German bond yields rose, with investors scrabbling for clarity over whether a high-level meeting on Greece's debt crisis might herald a significant breakthrough.

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Stocks get that Friday feeling as stimulus trumps growth concern

Global stocks rose and bond yields fell on Friday, as investors shrugged off slowing global growth and focused instead on the continued stimulus provided by the world's major central banks.

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Japan unveils $110 billion plan to fund Asia infrastructure, eye on AIIB

Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its ally Washington.

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Shares subdued by mixed China, euro zone PMI data

World shares hovered near record highs on Thursday after downbeat Chinese manufacturing data kept pressure on Beijing for more stimulus and the Federal Reserve signalled higher U.S. interest rates are still some way off.

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