Nov 25, 2016

World's biggest pension fund gains ¥2.4 trillion as stocks rally

The world’s biggest pension fund posted its first profit in four quarters as stocks rebounded, providing some respite for the Japanese state money manager after critics lambasted it for taking on too much risk. The Government Pension Investment Fund returned 1.8 percent, or ¥2.4 ...

| Nov 18, 2016

Nikkei climbs to 10-month high

The benchmark Nikkei average closed at its highest level in more than 10 months Friday, buoyed by rises in major export-oriented companies on the back of the yen’s weakness. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 104.78 points, or 0.59 percent, to 17,967.41 on the Tokyo ...

| Nov 17, 2016

Tokyo stocks edge up on stable dollar

Stocks cut earlier losses to close slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, underpinned by a stable dollar versus the yen. The 225-issue Nikkei average edged up 0.42 point, or 0.00 percent, to close at 17,862.63. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gained ...

| Nov 16, 2016

Nikkei rebounds to new nine-month high

The benchmark Nikkei average rebounded to hit a new nine-month closing high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday thanks to an overnight rise in U.S. equities and the yen’s drop. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 194.06 points, or 1.10 percent, to close at 17,862.21, ...