... * Q1 net profit 186.04 bln yen vs 155.60 bln yen year ago. * Number beat analysts' estimate of 145.75 bln yen. * North America car sales up 11 pct, global sales up 4.9 pct.
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China is pressing foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources said, extending its pursuit of "malicious" short sellers of Chinese stocks to overseas jurisdictions.
LONDON Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global economy and overshadowed more encouraging news from the U.S.
ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations he had plotted to take the country back to the drachma.
SEOUL, South Korea - China's stock market rebounded while other Asian stocks also mostly gained Friday after data showed the U.S.