Fast Retailing Co Ltd (9983.T)
* Raising prices for some autumn/winter items in Japan (Adds earnings details, executive comments)
April 9 - Fast Retailing Co CEO Tadashi Yanai says:
TOKYO, April 9 - Japanese clothing firm Fast Retailing Co Ltd raised its full-year operating profit forecast by 11 percent on Thursday, lifted by strong sales at its Uniqlo stores in Japan and continued growth overseas.
* Pension fund investment strategy also lifts sentiment - analysts * SoftBank, Fast Retailing contribute half Nikkei gains By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Feb 26 - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15-year high on Thursday morning after hedge funds were seen buying futures, while index-heavyweight stocks rose as investors' risk appetite improved on benign comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to 18,662.66 in mid-morning trade after rising a
TOKYO, Feb 18 - Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing Co Ltd said on Wednesday it is strengthening oversight of its garment and textile suppliers, after problems with working conditions were recently found at two suppliers in China.
TORONTO, Jan 26 - Uniqlo will open its first Canadian stores in the fall of 2016, the Japanese clothing company said on Monday, as part of a broader push to become the world's top fashion retailer.
* Index-heavy Fast Retailing and SoftBank together take off hefty points from Nikkei * Toyota falls on report citing lower forecast in 2015 * BOJ expected to stand pat on policy * News that Islamic State threatens Japanese captives keeps market on edge By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jan 21 - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday as investors pocketed gains from the sharp rises in the past two sessions, but expectations that the European Central Bank will unveil s
(Corrects level of Topix index in last paragraph) * Fast Retailing, SoftBank together take hefty points off from Nikkei * Ibiden, Shinko Electric fall on Intel's weaker-than-expected forecast By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jan 16 - Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2.3 percent on Friday morning after U.S. stocks dropped for a fifth day and the yen rose after Switzerland abandoned its cap on the franc, hurting Japanese exporters such as electronics and car manufacturers.
* Switzerland's move sends Nikkei to 2-1/2-month low during trade * The dip may create buying opportunity between now and ECB - trader * Nikkei falls for a third week * Fast Retailing, SoftBank together take hefty points off from Nikkei By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jan 16 - Japan's Nikkei share average skidded on Friday in volatile trade as risk appetite was dampened by a strong yen after Switzerland stunned markets by abandoning its cap on the franc. Index-heavy s
TOKYO, Jan 15 - Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing Co Ltd has told two suppliers in China to improve factory working conditions after an inspection by the Japanese apparel retailer found problems, including long working hours.