| Apr 17, 2015

Nikkei plunges on Greek debt woes

Stocks turned sharply lower on Friday, dragged down by rekindled concerns over the Greek debt problem and position-adjustment selling prior to the weekend and the start of the full-fledged earnings season in Japan next week. The Nikkei 225 average lost 232.89 points, or 1.17 ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Tokyo stocks post modest rebound

Stocks rebounded modestly on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, helped by buying prompted by a halt in the yen’s strengthening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 16.01 points, or 0.08 percent, to close at 19,885.77. On Wednesday, the key market gauge ...

| Apr 6, 2015

Nikkei dips on weak U.S. jobs data

Stocks turned lower Monday, weighed down by dismal U.S. employment data released in Washington on Friday. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 37.10 points, or 0.19 percent, to close at 19,397.98 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 122.29 points. ...

| Apr 2, 2015

Tokyo stocks rally on buybacks

Stocks rallied sharply Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, helped by buybacks and buying on dips after plunging the previous day. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 277.95 points, or 1.46 percent, to end at 19,312.79. On Wednesday, the key market gauge tumbled 172.15 points. ...