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COLUMN-If BOJ stands down, only sure thing is lower asset prices: James Saft

July 29 If the Bank of Japan is indeed turning away from easier monetary policy as a means to fix its economy, then the only thing for certain is lower asset prices.

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Sony keeps profit outlook as PlayStation 4 software sales surge 29 Jul 2016

TOKYO Japan's Sony Corp said a strong yen and slower smartphone sales would weigh on its cash-generating image sensor business this year, but the popularity of its PlayStation 4 videogame should help it reach its profit target.

UPDATE 2-Sony keeps profit outlook as PlayStation 4 software sales surge 29 Jul 2016

* Panasonic to raise $3.9 bln in part for Tesla plant investment (Adds details on image sensor business, Panasonic investment)

Japan's top steelmakers boost output, but firm yen to erode annual profits 29 Jul 2016

* Nippon Steel posts first quarterly rise in output since 2014

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Global funds cut share holdings to five-year lows as Brexit bites - Reuters poll 29 Jul 2016

LONDON Global investors dumped equities in July and raised bond allocations after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and subsequent signs of damage to economic growth prompted a dash towards fixed income.

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Global funds cut share holdings to five-year lows as Brexit bites 29 Jul 2016

LONDON Global investors dumped equities in July and raised bond allocations after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and subsequent signs of damage to economic growth prompted a dash toward fixed income.