| Oct 21, 2014

Profit-taking pulls Nikkei down

Stocks turned lower Tuesday, pressured by profit-taking after Monday’s surge, with the Nikkei 225 average falling back below 15,000. The Nikkei lost 306.95 points, or 2.03 percent, to end at 14,804.28. On Monday, the key market gauge jumped 578.72 points, marking its sharpest rise ...

| Oct 20, 2014

Nikkei rebounds, rises almost 4%

Stocks rebounded sharply Monday on the back of receding worries over the global economy, with the Nikkei 225 average topping the psychologically important 15,000 threshold for the first time in three market days. The benchmark Nikkei surged 578.72 points, or 3.98 percent, to close ...

| Oct 10, 2014

Nikkei drops to two-month low

Stocks extended their losing streak to a fourth session on Friday after U.S. equities plunged overnight, with the benchmark Nikkei average closing at the lowest level in about two months. The Nikkei 225 average fell 178.38 points, or 1.15 percent, to end at 15,300.55, ...

Oct 10, 2014

Moody's boosts Nomura credit rating for first time since 2005

Nomura Holdings Inc.’s credit rating was raised by Moody’s Investors Service for the first time since November 2005 as Japan’s largest brokerage showed improved profitability. The company’s long-term rating was increased by two levels to Baa1 from the lowest investment grade of Baa3, Moody’s ...