| Aug 4, 2014

Tokyo stocks drop on weak Wall Street

Stocks slumped moderately Monday, weighed down by selling triggered by weaker New York equities late last week, but their downside was solid thanks to buying on dips. The Nikkei 225 average lost 48.61 points, or 0.31 percent, to end at 15,474.50. On Friday, the ...

Employers added 209,000 jobs to U.S. economy in July: report

Aug 2, 2014

Employers added 209,000 jobs to U.S. economy in July: report

A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus U.S. job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion. Employers added 209,000 jobs last month. Though that was fewer than in the previous three months, the economy ...

| 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 ...