Business Topics

| Feb 3, 2017

Tokyo stocks up modestly on weaker yen

Stocks closed slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, thanks to a pause in the yen’s strengthening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 3.62 points, or 0.02 percent, to end at 18,918.20. On Thursday, the key market gauge fell 233.50 points. ...

| Feb 1, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound on buybacks

Stocks overcame their early weakness stemming from the yen’s rise and closed moderately higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, supported by buybacks and buying on dips. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 106.74 points, or 0.56 percent, to finish at 19,148.08. On Tuesday, ...