| Dec 8, 2016

Nikkei hits new closing high for 2016

The benchmark Nikkei average hit a new closing high for 2016 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, driven by the overnight advance of U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 268.78 points, or 1.45 percent, to close at the day’s high of 18,765.47, its ...

| Dec 6, 2016

Stocks rally on overseas equity gains

Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, supported by overnight rises in European and U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 85.55 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 18,360.54. On Monday, the key market gauge shed 151.09 points. The TOPIX index of ...

| Dec 5, 2016

Nikkei slips on Italian no vote

Stocks lost further ground Monday, weighed down by the yen’s rise after Italy’s vote to reject constitutional reform in a national referendum. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 151.09 points, or 0.82 percent, to end at 18,274.99 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the ...