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China overtakes Japan as world's second-biggest stock market

China surpassed Japan as the world’s second-largest stock market for the first time in three years amid growing investor confidence that policymakers in Beijing will revive the economy with monetary stimulus. China’s market capitalization climbed to $4.48 trillion Thursday after a 33 percent increase this year, according to data compiled ...

| Nov 27, 2014

Nikkei dips amid overheating fears

Stocks lost ground again Thursday, dampened by continued profit-taking stemming from overheating concerns as the market groped for fresh buying incentives. The Nikkei 225 average lost 135.08 points to close at 17,248.50. On Wednesday, the key market gauge dropped 24.04 points. The Topix sagged ...

| Nov 25, 2014

Nikkei rises amid upbeat mood

Stocks advanced Tuesday, helped by persistent hopes for further rises, but their gains were limited due to profit-taking. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 50.11 points to end at 17,407.62. On Friday, the key market gauge advanced 56.65 points. The Topix added 8.97 points, finishing ...

| Nov 20, 2014

Nikkei edges higher on weaker yen

Stocks inched higher Thursday, backed by a further weakening of the yen, but their upside was capped by profit-taking. The Nikkei 225 average rose 12.11 points to end at 17,300.86. On Wednesday, the key market gauge fell 55.31 points. The Topix added 1.10 points ...