| Feb 27, 2015

Nikkei closes near 15-year high

Stocks cut early losses Friday to send the Nikkei 225 average to its highest close in nearly 15 years. Buying on dips helped the benchmark gauge eke out a gain of 12.15 points and finish at 18,797.94, its highest level since April 20, 2000. ...

| Feb 26, 2015

Nikkei rises on pension fund news

Stocks staged a sharp rally Thursday, backed by a decision by a body managing government workers’ pensions to boost investment in domestic stocks. The Nikkei 225 average surged 200.59 points, or 1.08 percent, to end at 18,785.79, its highest close in 14 years and ...

| Feb 17, 2015

Nikkei falls back on profit-taking

Stock prices retreated Tuesday, pressured by profit-taking a day after the Nikkei 225 average ascended to its highest closing level in seven years and seven months. The Nikkei lost 17.68 points, or 0.10 percent, to end at 17,987.09. On Monday, the key market gauge ...