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| Feb 5, 2015

Nikkei plunges on Greek debt worries

Stocks retreated sharply Thursday, pressured by profit-taking amid renewed wariness over Greek debt problems. The Nikkei 225 average lost 174.12 points to end at 17,504.62 after jumping 342.89 points Wednesday. The Topix fell 6.89 points to close at 1,410.11 a day after rising 24.61 ...

| Feb 4, 2015

Dollar up in Tokyo as Greek worries recede

The dollar rose above ¥117.50 in Tokyo trading Wednesday as receding worries about Greece’s debt situation reduced flight-to-safety demand for the Japanese currency. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥117.53-53, up from ¥117.21-23 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.1466-1466, ...

| Feb 3, 2015

Dollar trades lower at ¥117.21 in Tokyo

The dollar briefly slipped below ¥117 in Tokyo trading Tuesday as weaker than expected U.S. manufacturing data reduced optimism about the world’s largest economy. After breaking the line, the dollar rebounded to stand at ¥117.21-23 at 5 p.m., down from ¥117.57-58 at the same ...

| Jan 30, 2015

Dollar can't maintain ¥118 level

The dollar gave up its early gains and slipped back below ¥118 in Tokyo trading Friday, dragged down chiefly by selling from real demand-backed players. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥117.89-90, still up from ¥117.70-71 at the same time Thursday. The euro ...

| Jan 30, 2015

Nikkei rebounds on Wall St. rally

Stocks turned higher Friday, supported by a sharp Wall Street rally and a weaker yen. The Nikkei 225 average gained 68.17 points to close at 17,674.39. On Thursday, the key market gauge lost 189.51 points. The Topix finished 1.49 points higher at 1,415.07 after ...