May 18 2012

Tokyo firm sinks $100 million in Pinterest

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Hot social network Pinterest just landed a sizable cash infusion: The company raised $100 million in a financing round by e-commerce giant Rakuten. Existing investors , and FirstMark Capital also participated in the round.

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October 31 2011

UPDATE 1-J-Power to use 1 mln tonnes more coal in 2011/12

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* Power wholesaler ups coal plant utilisation rate to 80 pct* President says does not give up on first nuclear plant (Adds details)TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Electric (J-Power) expects …

UPDATE 1-J-Power to use 1 mln tonnes more coal in 2011/12

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October 28 2011

Japan’s Okinawa Electric to buy more coal in Oct-March

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TOKYO, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Japanese utility Okinawa ElectricPower Co said on Friday it plans to boost its purchasesof thermal coal for power generation to 1,058,000 tonnes inOctober-March from 955,000 tonnes …

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September 29 2011

U.S. crude futures rise more than $1 to $83.17

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TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. crude futures rose more than$1 to as high as $83.17 a barrel in electronic trade on Friday,extending Thursday's gains as the German vote to beef up theeuro zone rescue …

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September 22 2011

UPDATE 1-Xstrata, Tohoku settle Oct thermal coal contract -sources

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(Adds details, background) PERTH/TOKYO, Sep 22 (Reuters) – Xstrata Plc andTohoku have settled the firstJapanese annual coal import contract for the year beginning Oct.1 at $126.50 a tonne, …

UPDATE 1-Xstrata, Tohoku settle Oct thermal coal contract -sources

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September 22 2011

Nikkei drops 2.1 pct after Fed; Softbank plunges

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TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Nikkei stock average lostmore than 2 percent on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve saidthere were significant downside risks to the U.S. , whileSoftbank Corp plunged …

Nikkei drops 2.1 pct after Fed; Softbank plunges

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September 21 2011

JGBs gain, curve flattens after Fed plan

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TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Japanese government bond pricesrose on Thursday following sharp gains in long-dated U.S. bondsafter the Federal Reserve unveiled a long anticipated plan tobuy more long-term …

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September 21 2011

Xstrata, Tohoku settle Oct thermal coal contract -sources

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PERTH/TOKYO, Sep 22 (Reuters) – Xstrata and TohokuElectric have settled the Japanese annual coal contractfor the year beginning October 1 at $126.50 per tonne, sourcestold Reuters Thursday. The settlement …

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September 21 2011

JGB futures flat ahead of Fed; global econ worries support

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* Activity subdued before end of Fed meeting * Worries over global economic growth underpinning JGBs * Five-, 20-year yield spread tightest in a year By Akiko Takeda TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Japanese …

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September 20 2011

Japan rice futures working as benchmark -exchange

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TOKYO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A month after listing on theTokyo Grain Exchange, rice futures are offering a benchmarkprice and serving a key purpose of their launch, althoughtrading volume remains sluggish …

Japan rice futures working as benchmark -exchange

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