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Jan 20, 2017

Aso says no need to fret about every currency move

Finance Minister Taro Aso said Friday there is no need to fret about every currency move but volatility is undesirable. “We do not need to be swayed by every rise and fall,” Aso told a news conference after a Cabinet meeting while financial markets ...

| Jan 19, 2017

Nikkei closes above 19,000 on yen's fall

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday thanks to the yen’s easing, lifting the benchmark Nikkei average to its first finish above 19,000 in three days. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 177.88 points, or 0.94 percent, to end at 19,072.25. On ...

| Jan 18, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound on buying on dips

Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by buying on dips after a two-day fall. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 80.84 points, or 0.43 percent, to close at 18,894.37. On Tuesday, the key market gauge tumbled 281.71 points. The Topix index of ...