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Japanese carrier Skymark files for bankruptcy, blames Airbus

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TOKYO - Japan's leading independent budget airline Skymark Airlines Inc filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday, blaming a weak yen and a dispute with Airbus Group for its financial straits.

UPDATE 3-Japanese carrier Skymark files for bankruptcy, blames Airbus

TOKYO, Jan 28 - Japan's leading independent budget airline Skymark Airlines Inc filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday, blaming a weak yen and a dispute with Airbus Group for its financial straits.

Skymark says has applied for bankruptcy in Tokyo

Jan 28 - Japanese budget airline Skymark Airlines said on Wednesday it had filed for reorganization under Japan's bankruptcy code after an emergency board meeting.

Bankruptcy, Japan 2:35pm GMT

Weaker yen helps to lift Canon profit as camera demand slows

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TOKYO - Japan's Canon Inc reported a slight increase in fourth-quarter profit, with a weaker yen and rising sales of office equipment countering difficulties faced by its camera division.

Tech, Japan 11:19am GMT

Weaker yen helps to lift Canon profit as camera demand slows

TOKYO - Japan's Canon Inc reported a slight increase in fourth-quarter profit, with a weaker yen and rising sales of office equipment countering difficulties faced by its camera division.

11:18am GMT

UPDATE 2-Weaker yen helps to lift Canon profit as camera demand slows

* Sees compact camera sales falling in 2015 (Adds 2015 sales and profit outlook)

11:17am GMT

Skymark Airlines preparing to file for bankruptcy, board to meet on Wed-sources

TOKYO, Jan 28 - Japan's Skymark Airlines is preparing to file for bankruptcy and the company's board of directors will meet on Wednesday evening to consider the filing, sources familiar with the matter said. (Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski, editing by Louise Heavens)

Bankruptcy, Japan 10:53am GMT

Skymark to file for bankruptcy protection -NHK

TOKYO, Jan 28 - Japanese discount airline Skymark Airlines Inc is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection from creditors under Japan's Corporate Reorganisation law, public broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday.

Bankruptcy, Japan 10:13am GMT

Nintendo says slack console sales to hit operating profit, weak yen to lift bottom line

TOKYO/OSAKA - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining - even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year.

Tech, Japan 10:09am GMT

Nintendo says slack console sales to hit operating profit, weak yen to lift bottom line

TOKYO/OSAKA - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining - even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year.

10:05am GMT