| May 31, 2016

Nikkei rises for fifth session on weak yen

The Nikkei average rose for the fifth straight session on Tuesday, backed by purchases of mainstay export-oriented issues, reflecting the yen’s continued weakness against the dollar. It gained 166.96 points, or 0.98 percent, to end at 17,234.98. On Monday, the Nikkei rise 233.18 points. ...

| May 23, 2016

Tokyo stocks retreat on rise in yen

Stocks turned lower Monday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, pressured by a resurgent uptick in the yen against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 81.75 points, or 0.49 percent, to end at 16,654.60. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 89.69 points. The ...

| May 20, 2016

Tokyo stocks rise on weaker yen

Stocks gained ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, backed by the yen’s weakening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 89.69 points, or 0.54 percent, to finish at 16,736.35. On Thursday, the key market gauge edged up 1.97 points. The Topix index ...

| May 18, 2016

Nikkei falls back on weaker U.S. stocks

The benchmark Nikkei average turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, as purchases triggered by stronger-than-expected economic growth failed to offset downward pressure from an overnight fallback in U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 8.11 points, or 0.05 percent, to end at ...

| May 17, 2016

Nikkei rises 186 points on firm oil

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, backed by higher crude oil prices. The Nikkei average climbed 186.40 points, or 1.13 percent, to close at 16,652.80. On Monday, it gained 54.19 points. The Topix index ended up 14.20 points, or 1.07 ...