| Dec 21, 2016

Tokyo stocks falter on profit-taking

Shares turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, weighed down by selling to lock in gains. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 50.04 points, or 0.26 percent, to end at 19,444.49. On Tuesday, the key market gauge rose 102.93 points. The Topix index of ...

Bank of Japan caps tumultuous year with upgrade to outlook

Dec 20, 2016

Bank of Japan caps tumultuous year with upgrade to outlook

The Bank of Japan closed a tumultuous year for monetary policy with an upgrade to its assessment of the economy while keeping its yield-curve and asset-purchase programs unchanged. After the board’s first policy meeting since the election of Donald Trump, the BOJ forecast a ...

Dec 19, 2016

Households' financial assets swell to ¥1.752 quadrillion

Total financial assets held by Japan’s households at the end of September grew 0.6 percent from a year before to ¥1.752 quadrillion, the first rise in three quarters, the Bank of Japan said Monday. Of the total, cash and deposits came to ¥916 trillion, ...

| Dec 8, 2016

Nikkei hits new closing high for 2016

The benchmark Nikkei average hit a new closing high for 2016 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, driven by the overnight advance of U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 268.78 points, or 1.45 percent, to close at the day’s high of 18,765.47, its ...