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  1. Sharp asks turnaround fund to take stake worth up to 30 bln yen -Nikkei

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    TOKYO, March 6 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp has asked a corporate turnaround fund, Japan Industrial Solutions, to take stake of up to around 30 billion yen ($250 million) to help with the embattled electronics maker's restructuring, the Nikkei business daily reported.

  2. Hedge fund Eton Park gains in February as currency bets help

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    BOSTON, March 5 (Reuters) - Eric Mindich's $9 billion hedge fund Eton Park retured 3.7 percent in February, having made money by betting against the Japanese yen and euro and by putting on new...

  3. METALS-China stimulus hopes fuel gains; copper dips on inventory spike

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    * Japan aluminium buyer wins lower $380 premium in Q2 (Updates with closing prices)

  4. UPDATE 3-Billionaire Paul Allen and team find sunken Japanese warship off Philippines

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    March 4 (Reuters) - A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found the sunken Japanese warship Musashi, one of the largest battleships ever built, where it was sunk during World War Two off the coast of the Philippines, the billionaire said on Wednesday.

  5. Passive no more: Japan's trust banks net buyers of Japanese shares for 10 months

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    GRAPHIC: Sales, purchases of Japanese stocks: http://link.reuters.com/suc34w

  6. Recruit to acquire Germany's Quandoo for $219 mln

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    TOKYO, March 5 (Reuters) - Recruit Holdings Co Ltd said on Thursday it has agreed to buy German online restaurant reservation service provider Quandoo GmbH for 198.6 million euros ($219 million), the latest overseas acquisition for the Japanese staffing firm.

  7. JGBs erase losses after 30-year auction

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    TOKYO, March 5 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds recouped early losses on Thursday, with the superlongs outperforming after demand at a 30-year sale was not as bad as some investors had...

  8. UPDATE 1- Japanese aluminium buyer secures lower $380 premium in Q2 -source

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    TOKYO, March 5 (Reuters) - A major Japanese aluminium buyer has agreed to pay a producer premium of $380 per tonne for metal to be shipped in the April-June period, down from the previous quarter, a buyer source directly involved in the quarterly pricing talks said.

  9. TABLE-Foreign trading in Japan stocks for latest week

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    TOKYO, Mar 5 (Reuters) - Weekly net trading in shares on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan 's main stock exchange, in thousands of yen. A negative figure indicates net selling. Week to: TOTAL Proprietary Brokerage

  10. Lenders want bold overhaul of Japan's Sharp as another bailout looms

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    Wed, 4 Mar 2015

    TOKYO, March 5 (Reuters) - Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp meets its main banks on Thursday in an effort to secure its second major bailout since 2012, betting they will have little choice but to pay up despite their call for more drastic overhauls.

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