Business Topics

| Dec 24, 2014

Nikkei jumps on rosy data from U.S.

Stocks rose sharply Wednesday on the back of stronger U.S. economic growth and a weakening of the yen. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 219.09 points, or 1.24 percent, to end at 17,854.23 and extended its winning streak to a fifth session. The Topix climbed ...

| 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 19, 2014

Dollar rises above ¥119 in Tokyo

The dollar rose above ¥119 in Tokyo trading on Friday, as higher equity prices in and outside the country helped boost investors’ risk appetite. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥119.15-18, up from ¥118.68-69 at the same time on Thursday. The euro ...