| Dec 22, 2014

Nikkei edges higher on weak yen

Stocks advanced Monday on the back of the New York market’s strength and the weaker yen. But their gains were limited due to profit-taking and position-adjustment selling ahead of the Emperor’s Birthday holiday Tuesday. The Nikkei 225 average rose 13.74 points to end at ...

| Dec 17, 2014

Nikkei edges up on halt in yen rise

The Nikkei 225 average turned moderately higher Wednesday, aided by a pause in the yen’s advance. The key index gained 64.41 points to close at 16,819.73. On Tuesday, the Nikkei dived 344.08 points. On the other hand, the Topix ended down 1.36 points at ...

| Dec 16, 2014

Nikkei takes tumbles below 17,000

Stocks lost further ground Tuesday, dragged down by overnight plunges in overseas stocks and crude oil prices, with the Nikkei 225 average closing below 17,000 for the first time in about a month. The key index dived 344.08 points, or 2.01 percent, to finish ...

| Dec 9, 2014

Nikkei snaps seven-session run

The benchmark Nikkei average snapped its seven-session winning streak on Tuesday, hit by profit-taking after the recent surge. The Nikkei 225 average lost 122.26 points, or 0.68 percent, to end at 17,813.38. On Monday, the key market gauge gained 15.19 points. The Topix index ...

| Dec 5, 2014

Nikkei extends rally for sixth day

Stocks recouped early losses to extend their winning streak to a sixth session on the Tokyo Stocks Exchange on Friday, allowing the Nikkei to rewrite a seven-year closing high for five days in a row. The Nikkei 225 average rose 33.24 points, or 0.19 ...