| Feb 21, 2017

Nikkei rides yen's coattails higher

Stocks gained further ground Tuesday, supported by the yen’s easing. The Nikkei 225 average rose 130.36 points, or 0.68 percent, to end at 19,381.44. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed 16.46 points. The Topix, covering all first-section issues, closed 8.59 points, or 0.56 ...

| Feb 20, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound moderately

Stocks turned slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday as the yen lost some of its early strength. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 16.46 points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 19,251.08. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 112.91 points. The ...

| Feb 16, 2017

Tokyo stocks turn lower on yen's rise

Stocks fell back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, dragged down by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 90.45 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 19,347.53. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gained 199.00 points. The Topix index of all first-section ...

| Feb 10, 2017

Tokyo stocks surge on Trump policy hopes

Stocks turned sharply higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, after the dollar and U.S. equities soared on hopes for U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic policies. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 471.26 points, or 2.49 percent, to end at 19,378.93. On Thursday, the key ...

| Feb 8, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound on yen's drop

Stocks moved higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by a drop in the yen against the dollar, sending the benchmark Nikkei average closing above 19,000 for the first time in five sessions. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 96.82 points, or 0.51 percent, ...

| Feb 7, 2017

Nikkei takes step back as yen climbs

Stocks fell Tuesday, weighed down by the yen’s further ascent against the dollar. The Nikkei 225 lost 65.93 points, or 0.35 percent, to end at 18,910.78. On Monday, the key market gauge gained 58.51 points. The Topix, covering all first-section issues, closed 4.27 points, ...

| Feb 3, 2017

Tokyo stocks up modestly on weaker yen

Stocks closed slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, thanks to a pause in the yen’s strengthening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 3.62 points, or 0.02 percent, to end at 18,918.20. On Thursday, the key market gauge fell 233.50 points. ...

| Feb 1, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound on buybacks

Stocks overcame their early weakness stemming from the yen’s rise and closed moderately higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, supported by buybacks and buying on dips. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 106.74 points, or 0.56 percent, to finish at 19,148.08. On Tuesday, ...