| Jul 9, 2014

Nikkei falls on Dow drop, yen rise

Stocks dropped for the third straight session Wednesday amid selling spurred by lower U.S. equities and a rise in the yen. The Nikkei 225 average closed down 11.76 points at 15,302.65, the day’s high. The Topix fell 4.88 points to end at 1,270.82. The ...

| Jul 8, 2014

Nikkei drops on overheating worry

Stocks lost ground for the second straight session Tuesday on selling amid a persistent sense of market overheating. The Nikkei 225 average closed down 65.03 points at 15,314.41. On Monday, the key market gauge sagged 57.69 points. The Topix lost 4.17 points to end ...

| Jul 7, 2014

Nikkei declines on profit-taking

Stocks fell moderately Monday, hit by selling to cash in gains after a rise late last week, but their downside was limited, supported by buying on dips. The Nikkei 225 average closed down 57.69 points at the day’s low of 15,379.44. On Friday, the ...

| Jul 3, 2014

Nikkei winning streak stops at three

The Nikkei 225 average snapped a three-session winning streak Thursday, pressured by selling to cash in gains after the recent surge. The key market gauge closed 21.68 points lower at 15,348.29. On Wednesday, it climbed 43.77 points. The Topix sagged 2.19 points to close ...

| Jul 2, 2014

Nikkei follows Wall Street higher

Stocks advanced Wednesday, helped by purchases on the back of higher U.S. equities and the yen’s weakness. The Nikkei 225 average closed up 43.77 points at 15,369.97. On Tuesday, the key market gauge climbed 164.10 points. The Topix gained 4.70 points to close at ...

| Jul 1, 2014

Nikkei jumps on rosy China data

Stocks rose sharply Tuesday thanks to active buying inspired by a rosy Chinese economic indicator. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 164.10 points, or 1.08 percent, at 15,326.20. The Topix grew 13.52 points, or 1.07 percent, to close at 1,276.08. The Nikkei dived into ...

| Jun 30, 2014

Nikkei draws a lift from buybacks

Tokyo stocks logged modest gains Monday, aided by buybacks on solid performances by Asian bourses. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 67.10 points at 15,162.10. On Friday, the key market gauge surrendered 213.49 points. The Topix climbed 9.41 points to close at 1,262.56 after ...