| Aug 17, 2016

Nikkei rises after pause in yen rise

Stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors took heart from a drop in the yen following its brief overnight surge past 100 to the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei stock average gained 149.13 points, or 0.90 percent, on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to end at 16,745.64. ...

| Aug 15, 2016

Nikkei dips as yen inches upward

Stocks turned lower on Monday, weighed down by an uptick in the yen. The Nikkei average shed 50.36 points, or 0.30 percent, to close at 16,869.56. On Friday, it gained 184.80 points. The Topix index finished down 6.59 points, or 0.50 percent, at 1,316.63, ...

| Aug 10, 2016

Tokyo stocks fall back on higher yen

Stocks turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, weighed down by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei stock average shed 29.85 points, or 0.18 percent, to finish at 16,735.12. On Tuesday, the key market gauge climbed 114.40 points. The Topix index of all ...

| Aug 9, 2016

Nikkei gains 114 points as yen eases

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday as worries eased about downside risks in the market. The Nikkei average climbed 114.40 points, or 0.69 percent, to close at 16,764.97. On Monday, it rose 396.12 points. The Topix index finished up ...

| Aug 3, 2016

Tokyo stocks tumble on firmer yen

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, pressured by heavy selling due chiefly to the yen’s appreciation against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average dived 308.34 points, or 1.88 percent, to end at 16,083.11. On Tuesday, the key market gauge fell ...

| Aug 2, 2016

Nikkei average falls back on stronger yen

The key Nikkei average pulled back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, affected by falls in energy-related names and export-oriented companies, amid the yen’s appreciation versus the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average tumbled 244.32 points, or 1.47 percent, to end at 16,391.45. On Monday, ...