| Mar 28, 2016

Tokyo stocks gained ground on weaker yen

Stocks exhibited resilience to end higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, backed by the yen’s weakening against the dollar while many overseas players were still absent during the Easter long weekend. The 225-issue Nikkei average advanced 131.62 points, or 0.77 percent, to close ...

Mar 26, 2016

Japan-backed Myanmar stock exchange opens trading

Myanmar’s first stock exchange, which was set up with Japanese support, officially started trading Friday, more than three months after its official opening, though only one listed company was available for transactions. On the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), First Myanmar Investment (FMI) hit a ...

| Mar 25, 2016

Weaker yen helps Nikkei retake 17,000

Stocks turned higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday backed by the yen’s easing against the dollar, enabling the benchmark Nikkei average to retake 17,000. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 110.42 points, or 0.65 percent, to end at 17,002.75. On Thursday, the key market ...

| Mar 24, 2016

Nikkei drops below 17,000

Stocks lost further ground Thursday, weighed down by an overnight fall in U.S. equities, sending the key Nikkei average below 17,000. The 225-issue Nikkei lost 108.65 points, or 0.64 percent, to close at 16,892.33 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, its first finish below 17,000 ...

| Mar 23, 2016

Tokyo stocks fall back in thin trading

Stocks suffered a mild setback in thin trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, giving up their early gains on profit-taking. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 47.57 points, or 0.28 percent, to end at 17,000.98. On Tuesday, the key market gauge gained 323.74 ...

| Mar 22, 2016

Nikkei retakes 17,000 on weaker yen

Tokyo stocks snapped their four-session losing streak on Tuesday as the yen weakened against the dollar. The Nikkei gained 323.74 points, or 1.94 percent, to close at 17,048.55. On Friday, it gave up 211.57 points. The market was closed on Monday for a national ...

| Mar 17, 2016

Tokyo stocks slide on yen's rise

Stocks fell for the third consecutive session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, due chiefly to selling of large-cap export-oriented names, reflecting the yen’s appreciation. The Nikkei average lost 38.07 points, or 0.22 percent, to end at 16,936.38. On Wednesday, it fell 142.62 ...

Mar 10, 2016

European Central Bank surprises with strong stimulus action

The European Central Bank cut all its main interest rates, expanded its bond-buying stimulus program, and offered new cheap loans to banks, making an unexpectedly aggressive effort to boost inflation and economic growth in the 19 countries that share the euro. The steps on ...