| Jul 28, 2014

Nikkei climbs past 15,500 threshold

The Nikkei 225 average kept rising Monday to end above 15,500 for the first time in about six months, helped by purchases reflecting hopes for strong earnings reports from major Japanese firms. The Nikkei closed 71.53 points higher at 15,529.40, its best finish since ...

| Jul 24, 2014

Nikkei falls on futures-led selling

Stocks lost ground Thursday, with buying on strong Chinese economic data overshadowed by futures-led selling. The Nikkei 225 average ended 44.14 points lower at 15,284.42. On Wednesday, the key market gauge slipped 14.72 points. The Topix fell 2.53 points to close at 1,269.86 after ...

| Jul 23, 2014

Nikkei inches lower in thin trading

Stocks retreated slightly Wednesday, with investors sidelined ahead of the upcoming earnings reporting season. The Nikkei 225 average ended down 14.72 points at 15,328.56. The Topix fell 0.88 point to close at 1,272.39. Buying outpaced selling at the outset on the heels of an ...

TSE cuts tick sizes for 80 stocks

Jul 22, 2014

TSE cuts tick sizes for 80 stocks

The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday began allowing smaller price increments on shares of about 80 of Japan’s biggest companies as the bourse seeks to win back business from private trading venues. Topix 100 members whose shares cost between ¥1,000 and ¥5,000 now trade ...

| Jul 22, 2014

Stocks snap three-day losing streak

Buoyed by a weaker yen and buybacks after their recent falls, stocks snapped their three-day losing streak Tuesday. The Nikkei closed up 127.57 points at 15,343.28. On Friday, the key market gauge sagged 154.55 points. The TSE closed Monday for Sea Day. The Topix ...

| Jul 16, 2014

Lackluster Nikkei logs small drop

Stocks ended slightly lower Wednesday as trading lacked direction amid a dearth of fresh incentives. The 225-issue Nikkei average closed down 15.86 points at 15,379.30. On Tuesday, the key market gauge climbed 98.34 points. The Topix dipped 0.09 point to end at 1,273.59 after ...

Wall St. retreats on Yellen's comments on valuations

Jul 16, 2014

Wall St. retreats on Yellen's comments on valuations

U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her fellow Fed policymakers raised concerns about “substantially stretched valuations” in some sectors. In the monetary policy report accompanying her congressional testimony, Yellen said that “equity valuations of smaller firms as well ...

| Jul 15, 2014

Nikkei finds a little room to rise

Stocks rose Tuesday, boosted by purchases following Wall Street’s advance, but their upside was capped by profit-taking and selling on a rally. The Nikkei 225 average closed 98.34 points higher at 15,395.16. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed 132.78 points. The Topix climbed ...

| Jul 14, 2014

Nikkei snaps five-day losing streak

Stocks climbed for the first time in six sessions Monday, thanks to buybacks inspired by higher U.S. equities. The Nikkei 225 average closed up 132.78 points at 15,296.82. On Friday, the key market gauge slipped 52.43 points. The Topix climbed 10.27 points to end ...