| Mar 4, 2015

Bout of caution sends Nikkei lower

Stocks retreated Wednesday, weighed down by selling amid a sense of caution over the recent rapid pace of advance. The Nikkei 225 average fell 111.56 points to end at 18,703.60. On Tuesday, the key market gauge lost 11.72 points. The Topix slumped 9.82 points ...

| Mar 3, 2015

Nikkei falls back moderately

The Nikkei 225 average closed slightly lower Tuesday, hurt by profit-taking after the recent surge, but its downside was limited thanks to buying on dips. The key market gauge lost 11.72 points to close at 18,815.16 after adding 28.94 points Monday. The Topix rose ...

| Feb 27, 2015

Nikkei closes near 15-year high

Stocks cut early losses Friday to send the Nikkei 225 average to its highest close in nearly 15 years. Buying on dips helped the benchmark gauge eke out a gain of 12.15 points and finish at 18,797.94, its highest level since April 20, 2000. ...

| Feb 26, 2015

Nikkei rises on pension fund news

Stocks staged a sharp rally Thursday, backed by a decision by a body managing government workers’ pensions to boost investment in domestic stocks. The Nikkei 225 average surged 200.59 points, or 1.08 percent, to end at 18,785.79, its highest close in 14 years and ...

| Feb 17, 2015

Nikkei falls back on profit-taking

Stock prices retreated Tuesday, pressured by profit-taking a day after the Nikkei 225 average ascended to its highest closing level in seven years and seven months. The Nikkei lost 17.68 points, or 0.10 percent, to end at 17,987.09. On Monday, the key market gauge ...