Sep 4, 2015

Smartphone game-maker DeNA, builder Haseko join Nikkei 225

DeNA Co., the social website operator that’s working with Nintendo Co. on smartphone games, and condominium builder Haseko Corp. will join Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average. The companies will be added to the measure after the close on Sept. 30, replacing Nitto Boseki Co. ...

| Sep 4, 2015

Nikkei tumbles to nearly 7-month low

Stocks fell back sharply on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, dragged down by index futures-led selling amid the yen’s strengthening, with the benchmark Nikkei average closing at the lowest level in nearly seven months. The 225-issue Nikkei average tumbled 390.23 points, or 2.15 percent, ...

Sep 2, 2015

China woes nudge Tokyo stocks down

Stocks closed moderately lower in volatile trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with investors searching for direction amid spreading uncertainty over the course of the Chinese economy. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 70.29 points, or 0.39 percent, to end at 18,095.40. On ...

| Aug 31, 2015

Nikkei ends below 19,000 on profit-taking

The benchmark Nikkei average closed below 19,000 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, pressured by profit-taking after last week’s surge. The 225-issue average lost 245.84 points, or 1.28 percent, to end at 18,890.48. On Friday, the key market gauge shot up 561.88 points. The ...

| Aug 27, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise further on U.S. rally

Stocks rose further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, supported by an overnight rebound in U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 197.61 points, or 1.08 percent, from Wednesday to close at 18,574.44. On Wednesday, the key market gauge shot up 570.13 points. The ...