| Aug 18, 2014

Nikkei climbs for sixth day straight

Tokyo stocks managed to secure gains that stretched its winning streak to a sixth day Monday, although the market lacked a clear direction amid a dearth of fresh incentives. The 225-issue Nikkei stock index added 4.26 points, or 0.03 percent, to close at 15,322.60. ...

Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

Aug 15, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

The stock price of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway topped $200,000 for the first time Thursday. Class A shares of Berkshire jumped past the milestone to an all-time trading high of $201,740 Thursday morning. The shares have long been the most-expensive U.S. stock. Buffett has ...

| Aug 14, 2014

Nikkei climbs past 15,300 mark

Stocks climbed Thursday, with the Nikkei 225 average closing above 15,300 thanks to the yen’s depreciation, but their topside was heavy in quiet trading. The Nikkei ended 100.94 points higher at 15,314.57. The Topix rose 8.37 points to close at 1,270.50. Both were up ...

Aug 11, 2014

Japanese stocks rebound sharply on buybacks

Stocks bounced back sharply Monday, with the Nikkei 225 average retaking 15,100 at the close on the back of massive buybacks after a tumble Friday. The Nikkei ended up 352.15 points, or 2.38 percent, at 15,130.52. The Topix climbed 24.25 points, or 1.97 percent, ...

Aug 6, 2014

Governance fix needed at GPIF before asset change, Shiozaki says

As the world’s biggest pension manager moves closer to putting more money in risky assets, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s deputy policy chief says the fund needs to change its governance first. Japan should submit a bill in the next Diet session to overhaul ...