Dec 19, 2016

Households' financial assets swell to ¥1.752 quadrillion

Total financial assets held by Japan’s households at the end of September grew 0.6 percent from a year before to ¥1.752 quadrillion, the first rise in three quarters, the Bank of Japan said Monday. Of the total, cash and deposits came to ¥916 trillion, ...

| Dec 8, 2016

Nikkei hits new closing high for 2016

The benchmark Nikkei average hit a new closing high for 2016 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, driven by the overnight advance of U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 268.78 points, or 1.45 percent, to close at the day’s high of 18,765.47, its ...

| Dec 6, 2016

Stocks rally on overseas equity gains

Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, supported by overnight rises in European and U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 85.55 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 18,360.54. On Monday, the key market gauge shed 151.09 points. The TOPIX index of ...