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TOKYO: Asian shares eased on Wednesday following modest losses on Wall Street, but were still on track for a monthly rise as investors waited to see if upcoming job data could prod the Federal Reserve into raising interest rates as soon as September.
TOKYO: Nine people were found dead inside a home for elderly people in northern Japan, police said Wednesday, after a powerful typhoon tore through the region.
TOKYO: JX Holdings Inc, Japan's biggest oil refiner by sales, has agreed to pay about 352 billion yen ($3.4 billion) in stock for TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK , the country's third-largest refiner by sales.
HONG KONG: Too many Japanese companies hoard their own shares. Canon, Fujifilm, Nintendo and other blue-chips own lots of so-called treasury stock. To the uninitiated, that can add billions of phantom dollars onto firms' valuations. It also distorts incentives for company bosses.
NIIGATA, Japan: Bank of Japan (BoJ) board member Yukitoshi Funo said the central bank will make full use of its existing policy tools to encourage household and companies to start spending again and shed their deflationary mindset.
Beijing: G-20 leaders will meet in China this weekend in a climate of economic uncertainty and sluggish global growth - but the absence of an urgent crisis means the forum will be short on breakthroughs, analysts say.