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Sumitomo Life to increase investments in stocks, foreign bonds in October-March

9:31am BST

TOKYO Sumitomo Life Insurance plans to increase investments in risk assets such as stocks and foreign bonds, to boost income as global bond yields are expected to stay depressed, a top investment planning official said on Wednesday.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip on Brexit snag, Texas Instruments' revenue woes

6:04am BST

TOKYO, Oct 23 U.S. stock futures and Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as revenue warnings from Texas Instruments raised worries about the global tech sector and after British lawmakers forced the government to hit the pause button on the latest Brexit deal.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip on Brexit snag, Texas Instruments' revenue woes

3:53am BST

TOKYO, Oct 23 U.S. stock futures and Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as revenue warnings from Texas Instruments raised worries about the global tech sector and after British lawmakers forced the government to hit the pause button on the latest Brexit deal.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares struggle after yet another Brexit delay

2:02am BST

TOKYO, Oct 23 Asian shares and U.S. stock futures dipped on Wednesday after British lawmakers rejected the government's timetable to fast-track legislation for its deal to take Britain out of the European Union.

Nikkei inches up to 10 1/2-month with eye on Brexit tussle

21 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 21 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up and closed at a 10 1/2-month high on Monday on Monday though uncertainty about Britain's exit from the European Union kept many investors on the sidelines.

Tech sector leads Nikkei to 10-month high, profit-taking hits Topix

18 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 18 Japan's Nikkei hit a 10-month high on Friday after high-tech companies jumped on upbeat earnings from Taiwan's TSMC while the broader market ended lower, succumbing to profit-taking after weaker-than-expected Chinese GDP data.

Japan's Taiju Life to shift away from FX-hedged foreign bonds

17 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japan's Taiju Life Insurance plans to reduce its holdings of currency-hedged foreign bonds in the six months to March while increasing those of domestic bonds, the company's investment planning official said on Thursday.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Sterling falters as Brexit deal hope fades, shares pause after 5-day rally

17 Oct 2019

TOKYO/SYDNEY, Oct 17 Sterling faltered on fading hopes of a Brexit deal on Thursday, while a five-session rally in Asian stocks ran out of steam as weak U.S. retail sales fanned fears about the health of the world's biggest economy.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares pause after 5-day rally, Brexit in focus

17 Oct 2019

TOKYO/SYDNEY, Oct 17 Asian stocks barely moved on Thursday as soft U.S. retail sales data raised fears about the health of the world's largest economy, sucking the steam out of a five-session rally, while hopes of a Brexit deal kept sterling volatile.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares lose steam on weak U.S. retail sales, Brexit in focus

17 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 17 Global stocks barely moved on Thursday as soft U.S. retail sales data raised concerns about the health of the world's largest economy and risk of global recession, while sterling was volatile as negotiations on a Brexit deal continued.

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