| 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 ...

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

| Aug 29, 2015

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

Though worries have waned over global stock sell-offs, analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks amid uncertainty over the course of U.S. monetary policy. The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average finished the week at 19,136.32, down 299.51 points, or 1.54 percent, from a week ...

Aug 27, 2015

GPIF posts ¥2.6 trillion investment profit in April-June

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund on Thursday reported a profit of ¥2.65 trillion in its management of pension assets, staying in the black for the fifth consecutive quarter thanks mainly to solid investment returns on domestic stocks. Its total investment yield came to 1.92 ...

| 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 ...