| Jul 1, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise on BOJ's tankan results

Stocks gained ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by stronger-than-expected results in the Bank of Japan’s tankan quarterly business sentiment survey. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 93.59 points, or 0.46 percent, to close at 20,329.32. On Tuesday, the key market gauge rose ...

Sony shares nosedive as investors question fundraising drive

Jul 1, 2015

Sony shares nosedive as investors question fundraising drive

Sony Corp.’s plan for its first share sale in 26 years is straining investors’ faith in Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai’s ability to deliver on growth promises. The company plans to raise about ¥440 billion ($3.6 billion) by selling common stock and convertible bonds ...

| Jun 10, 2015

Tokyo stocks drop further on stronger yen

Stocks dropped further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, hit by futures-led selling on the yen’s strength against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 49.94 points, or 0.25 percent, to end at 20,046.36. On Tuesday, the key market gauge plunged 360.89 points. The ...

| Jun 3, 2015

Tokyo stocks fall on profit-taking

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, pressured by profit-taking after the recent rises. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 69.68 points, or 0.34 percent, to close at 20,473.51. On Tuesday, the key market gauge shed 26.68 points. The Topix index ended ...

| May 26, 2015

Nikkei closes at new 15-year-high

The Nikkei rewrote its highest finish in some 15 years for the fifth straight session Tuesday, led by buying stemming from strong hopes for economic recovery and brisk corporate earnings in Japan. The Nikkei average inched up 23.71 points, or 0.12 percent, to end ...