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March 29, 2012
06:41 EDTMITSY, SUHJY, SNE, TMOn The Fly: Asian News Wrap-Up
Asian stocks fell, following disappointing data regarding U.S. factory orders and continued concerns over company earnings reports emerging from China. JAPAN: The Nikkei 225 declined 0.7% to 10,114.79. Toyota (TM) gave back 1.7%, while trading house Mitsui & Co. (MITSY) slid 3.3% and Sony (SNE) lost 1.5%. CHINA: The Shanghai Composite Index declined 1.4% to 2,252.16. Machine maker Sany Heavy dropped 4.1%, while Zijin Mining lost 2.6% and Sinovel Wind fell 1.4%. AROUND ASIA: Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 1.32%, India's Sensex gave back 0.37%, and South Korea's Kospi declined 0.85%...Tepco has requested approximately $12B of public funds to avoid collapse, creating space for the government to take control of what had been the world's largest private utility...Sun Hung Kai Properties (SUHJY), Hong Kong's largest developer, has been suspended from trading, with co-chairmen Thomas and Raymond Kwok being asked to assist in an anti-graft investigation.
News For SUHJY;TM;SNE;MITSY From The Last 14 Days
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February 27, 2015
08:59 EDTSNESony fires Sony Pictures Digital president, Variety says
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February 26, 2015
10:39 EDTTMOrbital ATK selected by 10 automakers to investigate Takata airbags
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February 25, 2015
08:45 EDTSNEEros International announces content partnership with Sony Television
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06:33 EDTTMToyota says union salary demands 'impossible,' Reuters reports
Toyota said today that it would not be able to meet union demands for a $112 increase in monthly pay, according to Reuters. The statement came at the end of the first day of the company's talks with worker representatives, the news service stated. Reference Link
February 24, 2015
13:13 EDTTMTesla Model S named 'best overall' by Consumer Reports
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13:01 EDTSNETom Rothman to replace Amy Pascal at Sony Pictures, FT reports
Former Fox Filmed Entertainment (FOXA) co-Chairman Tom Rothman will replace Amy Pascal as co-chairman of Sony Pictures (SNE), The Financial Times reports. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has extended his contract, the publication notes. Rothman has run Sony's TriStar label since 2013. Reference Link
February 23, 2015
07:27 EDTSNESony breach underscored failings in corporate, government cooperation, WSJ says
A Wall Street Journal review of the hack attack on Sony Entertainment shows that the companies and government agencies fighting the hackers based some decisions on little information or consultation since the parties often held too closely to their own interests, illustrating major shortcomings in how the government and companies work together to respond to such attacks. The Journal cites interviews with executives, U.S. officials and people briefed on their conversations in its report. Reference Link
February 20, 2015
06:11 EDTSNESony may be contemplating replacing CEO Hirai with CFO Yoshida, NY Post says
Sony may be considering replacing CEO Kaz Hirai with current CFO Kenichiro Yoshida, reports the New York Post, citing several Hollywood sources. Yoshida has received heavy media praise for his restructuring efforts and is currently set to add the title of executive deputy president in April. The article emphasizes that this is speculation among Hollywood figures. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
09:14 EDTSNESony Pictures co-chairman position may be split into multiple roles, FT says
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06:57 EDTSNESony to release high-end audio memory card, WSJ says
Sony will release a high-end, audio-focused memory card next month, reports the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, citing spokesperson comments. The 64gb micro SD card will sell for $160 in Japan -- which the paper notes is roughly five times the average price for standard 64gb cards -- and produces less electrical noise when reading data. A Sony spokesperson stated, "We arenít that sure about the productís potential demand." Reference Link
February 18, 2015
12:30 EDTSNESony upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
06:38 EDTTMCar sales rose in Europe last month, NY Times says
European car sales increased 6.7% in January, versus the same period a year earlier, data from the European Automobile Manufacturersí Association indicates, according to The New York Times. January was the 17th straight month that European car sales have increased, but they remain well below the levels they reached before the financial crisis, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:00 EDTSNESony plans to split out Video & Sound unit, others thereafter
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05:58 EDTSNESony sets FY17 ROE target of more than 10%
Sony held its Corporate Strategy Meeting and unveiled a mid-term strategy that charts the path forward for the company over the next three years. Sony said it will position Return on Equity as its primary key performance indicator and has set a target for consolidated ROE of more than 10% and a target for consolidated operating profit of more than 500B yen for the Sony Group in FY2017, the final year of its mid-range corporate plan.
February 17, 2015
13:02 EDTTMToyota announces recall of 230 Yaris hatchbacks, 20 Tacomas
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05:52 EDTSNESony to establish alliance to promote Ultra HD technology, DigiTimes reports
Sony (SNE) is planning to form an alliance with 10 companies including Cisco (CSCO) and Rohde & Shwarz to boost IP-based Ultra HD video broadcasts, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, the alliance named IP Life Consortium will allow TV stations worldwide to set up Ultra HD infrastructure with lower costs. Reference Link
February 13, 2015
06:14 EDTSNESamsung, HTC, others to launch non-Android Wear smart devices, DigiTimes says
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