Nov 18, 2014

Japan recession news a drag on global stocks

Japanese shares underperformed global markets Monday after figures showed the country unexpectedly slid into recession in the third quarter of the year. KEEPING SCORE: Following the dramatic 3 percent fall in Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index to 16,973.80, European shares started the new week in ...

| Nov 14, 2014

Weak yen continues to boost Nikkei

Stocks continued rising on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday due partly to the yen’s weakness, with the key Nikkei average posting its best finish in about seven years and four months. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 98.04 points, or 0.56 percent, at ...

| Nov 10, 2014

Nikkei falls after yen rebounds

Stocks turned lower Monday, pressured by sales reflecting a rebound in the value of the yen. The Nikkei 225 average lost 99.85 points to close at 16,780.53. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 87.90 points. The Topix sagged 3.56 points end at 1,360.11 ...

Nov 8, 2014

U.S. economy fueling strong hiring if not pay gains

Healthy job growth in the United States has reached a level of consistency unseen in nearly two decades. In the same week that voters signaled discontent with the U.S. economy, the government issued a report that showed employers have added at least 200,000 jobs ...

| Nov 7, 2014

Nikkei rises in step with yen's fall

Stocks turned higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday after the yen fell further and European and U.S. equities rose overnight Thursday on hints of additional monetary easing by the European Central Bank. The Nikkei 225 average gained 87.90 points, or 0.52 percent, ...

| Nov 4, 2014

Nikkei briefly jumps above 17,000

Stocks gained ground Tuesday, supported by the yen’s continued drops on the back of the Bank of Japan’s additional monetary easing, with the Nikkei 225 average briefly topping 17,000 for the first time in more than seven years. The Nikkei surged 448.71 points, or ...