| Jan 14, 2015

Nikkei follows U.S. stocks lower

Stocks tumbled Wednesday on broad-based selling induced by U.S. equities’ continued slide overnight and the yen’s appreciation, sending the Nikkei 225 average below 17,000. The benchmark index shed 291.75 points, or 1.71 percent, to end at 16,795.96, its lowest closing in nearly a month. ...

| Jan 7, 2015

Nikkei edges up on buying on dips

The Nikkei 225 average bounced back slightly Wednesday, underpinned by buying on dips and buybacks after the recent tumble. The key market gauge climbed 2.14 points to end at 16,885.33 a day after tumbling 525.52 points. But the Topix closed 1.34 points lower at ...

| Jan 6, 2015

Nikkei plunges below 17,000 mark

Stocks came under heavy selling Tuesday amid risk-averse sentiment stemming from tumbling crude oil prices, driving down the Nikkei average below 17,000 for the first time in about three weeks. The Nikkei 225 average plunged 525.52 points, or 3.02 percent, to 16,883.19, closing below ...

| Jan 5, 2015

Nikkei starts year with modest loss

The Nikkei 225 average fell moderately Monday, the first trading day of 2015, caught in a tug of war between selling triggered by weak U.S. stocks during the New Year’s holiday period in Japan and buying on dips. The Nikkei finished down 42.06 points, ...

| Dec 26, 2014

Nikkei scores a modest increase

Stocks bounce back slightly Friday, thanks to buying on dips on expectations of rises ahead. The Nikkei 225 average finished 10.21 points higher at 17,818.96. On Thursday, the key market gauge sagged 45.48 points. The Topix rose 6.24 points to end at 1,427.50 after ...