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Sep 4, 2015

BOJ readies for liquidity squeeze with T-bill yields below zero

The Bank of Japan is becoming increasingly concerned its massive government bond purchases are drying up market liquidity, six months after investors warned that conditions were deteriorating. The BOJ this week expanded its liquidity-providing facility to include treasury bills, whose yields below zero across ...

Sep 2, 2015

China woes nudge Tokyo stocks down

Stocks closed moderately lower in volatile trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with investors searching for direction amid spreading uncertainty over the course of the Chinese economy. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 70.29 points, or 0.39 percent, to end at 18,095.40. On ...

| Sep 1, 2015

Dollar sinks close to ¥120 in Tokyo

The dollar plunged to near ¥120 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, dampened by stock sell-offs in and outside Japan amid persistent worries over the Chinese economy. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥120.06-07, down from ¥121.19-19 at the same time Monday. The euro was ...

| Aug 31, 2015

Nikkei ends below 19,000 on profit-taking

The benchmark Nikkei average closed below 19,000 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, pressured by profit-taking after last week’s surge. The 225-issue average lost 245.84 points, or 1.28 percent, to end at 18,890.48. On Friday, the key market gauge shot up 561.88 points. The ...

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

| Aug 29, 2015

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

Though worries have waned over global stock sell-offs, analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks amid uncertainty over the course of U.S. monetary policy. The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average finished the week at 19,136.32, down 299.51 points, or 1.54 percent, from a week ...