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| Jan 29, 2015

Nikkei falls on Fed rate hike view

Stocks fell sharply Thursday, weighed down by a tumble on Wall Street overnight and a rise in the yen. The Nikkei 225 average lost 189.51 points, or 1.06 percent, to end at 17,606.22. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gained 27.43 points. The Topix ...

| Jan 28, 2015

Dollar holds steady in Tokyo around ¥118

The dollar was solid around ¥118 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, with investors refraining from trading aggressively before the release of a monetary policy statement by the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the day. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥118.13-15, up from ¥118.03-04 ...

| Jan 27, 2015

Dollar edges down to ¥118.03 in Tokyo

The dollar briefly dropped below ¥118 in late Tokyo trading Tuesday, pressured chiefly by selling by European players. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥118.03-04, down from ¥118.17-18 at the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.1249-1249, up from $1.1237-1238, and at ...

| Jan 26, 2015

Nikkei falls back on yen's ascent

Stocks turned moderately lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, weighed down by the yen’s ascent against currencies including the euro after the anti-austerity Syriza party won a general election in Greece. The Nikkei 225 average shed 43.23 points, or 0.25 percent, to ...

| Jan 26, 2015

Dollar climbs slightly to ¥118.17

The dollar erased early losses and rose above ¥118 in Tokyo trading late Monday, after the euro attracted buybacks in late trading, apparently from European players. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥118.17-18, down slightly from ¥118.20-21 at the same time on Friday. ...

| Jan 23, 2015

Nikkei rises more 1% on ECB monetary easing

Stocks gained ground on Friday, boosted by purchases after the European Central Bank’s decision to introduce quantitative monetary easing. The Nikkei 225 average advanced 182.73 points, or 1.05 percent, to end at 17,511.75, adding to the 48.54 points gained Thursday. The Topix closed 13.79 ...