| Apr 8, 2016

Tokyo stocks gain on buybacks

Amid a halt to the yen’s rise against the dollar, stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, backed by buybacks and buying on dips following the recent tumble. The 225-issue Nikkei average advanced 71.68 points, or 0.46 percent, to end ...

| Apr 5, 2016

Nikkei slumps below 16,000

The Nikkei average plunged to close at its lowest level in about seven weeks on Tuesday, with the market beaten by risk-averse selling in the wake of the firmer yen, setbacks on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices. The average was down 390.45 ...

| Mar 30, 2016

Nikkei ends below 17,000 on yen's rise

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, weighed down by the yen’s strengthening against the dollar, with the Nikkei average ending below 17,000 for the first time in a week. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 224.57 points, or 1.31 percent, ...