Thu, Mar. 12, 8:56 PM
- With the market open in Tokyo, the Nikkei index has passed 19,000 for the first time since the dot-com bust, to reach a new 15-year high, following on the U.S. market's strong day. The index is up 0.7% so far, to 19,130.
- Early top gainers included robotics firm Fanuc (OTCPK:FANUY), up 10.2% in local trade early, while Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBY) is up 0.5% and Fast Retailing (OTCPK:FRCOY) up 1.7%.
- Big exporters are benefiting from a weaker yen: Toshiba (OTCPK:TOSYY) up 0.3%; Toyota (NYSE:TM) up 0.3% in Tokyo trade.
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Sep. 23, 2012, 4:20 AMJapanese state-backed investment fund Innovation Network is in talks with major manufacturers - reportedly including Toyota (TM) and Panasonic (PC) - about acquiring struggling chipmaker Renesas, which is the subject of a bid of over ¥100B ($1.3B) from KKR. The Japanese government fears that KKR would "cut off the less-profitable operations" that are important for Japanese end users. | 1 Comment
Aug. 29, 2012, 2:39 AMKKR (KKR) is reportedly in negotiations to invest about ¥100B ($1.3B) in Renesas (RNECY.PK) in a deal that would give the U.S. P-E firm a controlling stake in the unprofitable Japanese chipmaker, which is owned by NEC, Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric. The speculation sent Renesas' shares surging 35% in Tokyo. | Comment!
May 28, 2012, 6:34 AMRenesas (RNECY.PK) plunged 10.6% in Tokyo following reports that it intends to slash at least 12,000 jobs, sell loss-making operations, and raise ¥100 B ($1.26B) in fresh capital. Renesas said today that it would outsource the production of its high-end chips to Taiwan's TSMC, which may buy a Renesas fab. | Comment!
Sep. 20, 2011, 8:45 PMJapanese stocks open mixed in early trading but quickly turn higher as yen strength eases. The Nikkei Average gains +0.1% to 8,730.14, with large-cap techs and exporters leading the way: Renesas Electronics (RNECY.PK +8.2%), Hitachi (HIT +1%), Canon (CAJ +1%), Mitsubishi Electric (MIELF.PK +1%). On the downside, Elpida (ELPDF.PK -3.1%) and Advantest (ATE -2%) both trade lower after J.P. Morgan cuts the shares to neutral. | Comment!
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