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| May 7, 2015

Nikkei slides after Wall Street drop

Stocks lost ground sharply Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after an overnight drop on Wall Street. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 239.64 points, or 1.23 percent, to close at 19,291.99. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 11.62 points. The Topix index of ...

Nikkei dives as U.S. slows, BOJ holds on stimulus

Apr 30, 2015

Nikkei dives as U.S. slows, BOJ holds on stimulus

Stocks in Tokyo posted steep losses Thursday as the Bank of Japan decided not to step up monetary easing, darkening investor sentiment already alarmed by weak U.S. gross domestic product data. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 538.94 points, or 2.69 percent, from Tuesday ...