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Mar 25, 2014

Nikkei fall lessened by investors seeking dividends

The Nikkei 225 average retreated moderately Tuesday, weighed down by selling on a rally in the absence of fresh trading incentives. The key index closed down 52.11 points at 14,423.19 after jumping by 251.07 points Monday. But the Topix climbed 0.66 point to 1,163.70 ...

Mar 25, 2014

Dollar range-bound below 102.20

The dollar was stuck in a narrow range below ¥102.20 in Tokyo trading Tuesday as active trading was held in check before the end of Japan’s current fiscal year next week. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.12-14, down from ¥102.54-55 at the ...

Mar 24, 2014

Dollar static ahead of G-7 summit

The dollar traded in a narrow range around ¥102.50 in Tokyo trading Monday as a wait-and-see mood grew before a Group of Seven summit to be held in the Netherlands later in the day. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.54-55, up from ...

Mar 24, 2014

Nikkei bounces back on wide-ranging wave of buybacks

Stocks turned sharply higher Monday, buoyed by a wave of buybacks on the back of weakness in the yen. The Nikkei 225 average closed 251.07 points, or 1.77 percent, higher at 14,475.30. On Thursday, the key market gauge tumbled 238.29 points. The Topix rose ...

JPX's integrated derivatives market debuts in Osaka

Mar 24, 2014

JPX's integrated derivatives market debuts in Osaka

Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), launched a new derivatives market Monday by integrating the related market at the Tokyo Stock Exchange with that of the Osaka Securities Exchange. The launch of the new Osaka Exchange completes the merger between the TSE and the OSE ...

Mar 20, 2014

Nikkei plunges ahead of three-day weekend

Stocks tumbled Thursday, pressured by position-adjustment selling and profit-taking prior to the three-day holiday weekend. The Nikkei 225 average closed down 238.29 points, or 1.65 percent, at 14,224.23. On Wednesday, the key market gauge rose 51.25 points. The Topix fell 18.36 points, or 1.58 ...

Mar 20, 2014

Dollar jumps past ¥102.30 level

The dollar rose above ¥102.30 in Tokyo trading Thursday, reflecting widening interest rate gaps between the United States and Japan after remarks by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen raised speculation about an earlier than expected rate hike. But the dollar then took a ...

Mar 19, 2014

Dollar stuck in band around ¥101.60

The dollar traded in a narrow range around ¥101.60 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, with market players refraining from aggressive moves before the release of a policy statement by the U.S. Federal Reserve. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.57-58, down from ¥101.64-65 at ...

Mar 19, 2014

Nikkei ekes out gain on late futures-led buying

The Nikkei 225 average gained ground Wednesday on late futures-led buying backed by weakness in the yen. The Nikkei rose 51.25 points to end at 14,462.52. On Tuesday, it climbed 133.60 points. But the Topix retreated 1.61 points to close at 1,164.33 after rising ...

Mar 18, 2014

Nikkei scores strong rebound on buybacks

Stocks bounced back Tuesday, helped by buybacks following the recent tumbles, as excessive concerns over the crisis in Ukraine receded. The Nikkei 225 average closed up 133.60 points , or 0.94 percent, at 14,411.27. On Monday, the key market gauge slumped 49.99 points. The ...

Mar 18, 2014

Dollar inches past ¥101.60 level

The dollar was marginally higher above ¥101.60 in Tokyo trading Tuesday amid easing tensions over the crisis in Ukraine, but its topside was limited ahead of a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin later in the day. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted ...