| Dec 17, 2014

Nikkei edges up on halt in yen rise

The Nikkei 225 average turned moderately higher Wednesday, aided by a pause in the yen’s advance. The key index gained 64.41 points to close at 16,819.73. On Tuesday, the Nikkei dived 344.08 points. On the other hand, the Topix ended down 1.36 points at ...

Russia's shriveling economy becomes a global threat

Dec 17, 2014

Russia's shriveling economy becomes a global threat

by Josh Boak

Russia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Japan, China, Europe and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged from Russia’s shriveled currency, its move to dramatically boost interest rates, the ...

| Dec 16, 2014

Nikkei takes tumbles below 17,000

Stocks lost further ground Tuesday, dragged down by overnight plunges in overseas stocks and crude oil prices, with the Nikkei 225 average closing below 17,000 for the first time in about a month. The key index dived 344.08 points, or 2.01 percent, to finish ...

Dec 14, 2014

IPO tally to hit 77 for year, TSE data show

Reflecting the stock market’s climbing fortunes, initial public offerings in Japan will rise for a fifth consecutive year to 77 in 2014, up from 54 last year, according to data compiled by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. That’s the most since 121 companies went public ...