| Sep 19, 2014

Nikkei ends near seven-year high

Stocks advanced sharply on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday on the heels of higher U.S. equities and the yen’s rapid falls, pushing up the benchmark Nikkei index to its highest closing level in nearly seven years. The Nikkei 225 soared 253.60 points, or 1.58 ...

| Sep 12, 2014

Nikkei advances for fifth session

Stocks stretched their winning streak to a fifth session on Friday as the yen depreciated, but their upside was capped by profit-taking amid a sense of overheating. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 39.09 points, or 0.25 percent, at 15,948.29 on the Tokyo Stock ...

| Sep 11, 2014

Nikkei hits eight-month closing high

The Nikkei 225 average extended its winning streak to a fourth session to finish Thursday at its highest level in some eight months, boosted by purchases on the back of the yen’s further decline against the dollar. The key market gauge ended 120.42 points ...

| Sep 5, 2014

Nikkei dips amid wait-and-see mood

Stocks gave up earlier gains to end slightly lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday as a wait-and-see mood grew ahead of closely watched U.S. jobs data. The Nikkei 225 average ended down 7.50 points, or 0.05 percent, at 15,668.68. On Thursday, the ...