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| Apr 24, 2015

Nikkei falls back on profit-taking

Stocks snapped their three-day winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, pressured by selling to lock in profits. The Nikkei 225 average shed 167.61 points, or 0.83 percent, to end at 20,020.04. On Thursday, the key market gauge rose 53.75. The Topix ...

| Apr 23, 2015

Greenback firms to around ¥119.90

The dollar was firmer around ¥119.90 in Tokyo trading Thursday but failed to extend gains as the U.S. currency was hit by profit-taking. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥119.86-88, up from ¥119.58-58 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at $1.0683-0685, ...

| Apr 22, 2015

Greenback top-heavy around ¥119.60

The dollar was capped at around ¥119.60 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday as market players found no fresh incentives to step up purchases. At 5 p.m., the greenback stood at ¥119.58-58, down from ¥119.64-65 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.0752-0752, ...

Apr 21, 2015

Greenback rises past ¥119.50 in Tokyo trading

The dollar topped ¥119.50 in Tokyo trading on Tuesday, thanks chiefly to higher stock prices in Japan and abroad. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥119.64-65, up from ¥118.70-72 a day earlier. The euro was at $1.0664-0664, down from $1.0779-0782, and at ¥127.58-60, ...