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SoftBank to sell $3.8 billion bond to retail investors

TOKYO - Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Monday it plans to sell a 450 billion yen (3 billion pound) unsecured subordinated bond, mainly to retail investors, with proceeds earmarked for investment and to repay loans.

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Japan exports grow most in year, signaling steady recovery from recession 2:19am GMT

TOKYO - Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption.

Majority of BOJ members say oil plunge benefits economy: December minutes 1:05am GMT

TOKYO - A majority of Bank of Japan board members said slumping oil prices will weigh on inflation in the short-term but will accelerate price rises over the long run by stimulating the economy, minutes of the bank's policy-setting meeting in December showed.

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Majority of BOJ members say oil plunge benefits economy - December minutes 1:04am GMT

TOKYO - A majority of Bank of Japan board members said slumping oil prices will weigh on inflation in the short-term but will accelerate price rises over the long run by stimulating the economy, minutes of the bank's policy-setting meeting in December showed.

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Japan December exports rise 12.9 percent year-on-year - MOF 25 Jan 2015

TOKYO - Japanese exports rose 12.9 percent in December from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, up for a fourth straight month in a sign of a steady recovery in shipments helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand.

BRIEF-Tokyo Electron notice about MOFCOM merger review 25 Jan 2015

* Says if unable to conclude discussions with Chinese regulators before scheduled end of current review phase around Feb 3, expects to be able to continue discussions in coordination with remaining reviews in other jurisdictions regarding proposed merger with Applied Materials Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Tokyo Newsroom)