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| Dec 17, 2014

Nikkei edges up on halt in yen rise

The Nikkei 225 average turned moderately higher Wednesday, aided by a pause in the yen’s advance. The key index gained 64.41 points to close at 16,819.73. On Tuesday, the Nikkei dived 344.08 points. On the other hand, the Topix ended down 1.36 points at ...

| Dec 16, 2014

Nikkei takes tumbles below 17,000

Stocks lost further ground Tuesday, dragged down by overnight plunges in overseas stocks and crude oil prices, with the Nikkei 225 average closing below 17,000 for the first time in about a month. The key index dived 344.08 points, or 2.01 percent, to finish ...