| Jun 25, 2015

Tokyo stocks drop on profit-taking

Stocks fell back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, hurt by profit-taking following a rapid recent rise. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 96.63 points, or 0.46 percent, to end at 20,771.40. On Wednesday, the key market gauge climbed 58.61 points to mark the ...

Netflix shares soar, set to be split 7-for-1

Jun 24, 2015

Netflix shares soar, set to be split 7-for-1

Online television streaming titan Netflix announced plans Tuesday for a 7-to-1 split of its high-flying shares of stock. The Netflix board approved a plan to award six shares for each common stock share owned as of July 14 of this year, the California-based company ...

| Jun 23, 2015

Nikkei closes at 15-year high

The benchmark Nikkei 225 average closed at the highest level in some 15 years and two months on Tuesday, buoyed by large-lot purchases from foreign investors amid easing worries about the Greek debt crisis. The Nikkei advanced 381.23 points, or 1.87 percent, to close ...

Jun 22, 2015

Nikkei rises on Greek debt woe hopes

Stocks rose sharply on Monday, spurred by buying on growing expectations for progress in easing the Greek debt problem at the upcoming emergency meeting of European leaders. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 253.95 points, or 1.26 percent, to end at 20,428.19. On Friday, the ...

| Jun 19, 2015

Nikkei rebounds on higher overseas markets

Stocks rebounded on Friday, with investor sentiment supported by higher overseas markets. The Nikkei 225 average gained 183.42 points, or 0.92 percent, to close at 20,174.24. On Thursday, the key market gauge plunged 228.45 points to finish below the psychologically important 20,000 line for ...

| Jun 17, 2015

Nikkei down ahead of key meetings

Stocks lost further ground Wednesday amid a growing wait-and-see mood ahead of closely watched events. The Nikkei 225 average retreated 38.67 points, or 0.19 percent, to finish at 20,219.27. On Tuesday, the key market gauge lost 129.85 points. The Topix closed down 6.16 points, ...