TOKYO (Nikkei)--An uptrend in long-term interest rates is undermining the appeal of real estate investment trusts, causing regional banks and other financial institutions to stay on the sidelines.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to visit Japan late next month for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Square Enix Holdings Co. (9684) said Friday that it will release a revamped "Final Fantasy" online role-playing game for the PlayStation 3 console and Windows personal computers in Japan, the U.S. and Europe on Aug. 27.
Senior U.S. lawmakers raised a red flag over Softbank's $20.1bn proposed takeover of a majority stake in mobile operator Sprint Nextel, with one senator saying the deal would increase the nation's vulnerability to cyber attacks from China.
NEW YORK--U.S. stocks were virtually unchanged Friday, posting their first weekly decline in five weeks, as investors weighed the prospects for central-bank stimulus measures and recent volatility in global markets.