| Mar 1, 2016

Buybacks help push Tokyo stocks up

Stocks wiped out earlier losses to close higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, supported by buybacks on the back of a pause in the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 58.75 points, or 0.37 percent, to finish at 16,085.51. On Friday, ...

| Feb 29, 2016

Tokyo stocks end lower as yen rises

Pressured by the yen’s appreciation against the dollar and other major currencies, stocks gave up earlier gains to close substantially lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 161.65 points, or 1 percent, to finish at the day’s low ...

| Feb 23, 2016

Tokyo stocks fall on yen's rise

Stocks closed lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday after cutting earlier gains, pressured by the yen’s ascent. The Nikkei average lost 59.00 points, or 0.37 percent, to end at 16,052.05. On Monday, it climbed 143.88 points. The Topix index finished down 8.83 ...

China ousts securities regulator following renewed market turmoil

Feb 20, 2016

China ousts securities regulator following renewed market turmoil

The head of China’s securities regulator has been removed from his post, Xinhua reported, following last year’s $5 trillion fall in the stock market, an unprecedented government rescue and a renewed crisis as plunging Chinese equities last month reverberated around the world. Xiao Gang, ...

| Feb 19, 2016

Nikkei tumbles 230 points on yen rise

Stocks turned sharply lower Friday, dragged down by selling over the yen’s rise and a lack of fresh incentives. The Nikkei average tumbled 229.63 points, or 1.42 percent, to end at 15,967.17 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Thursday, it jumped 360.44 points. The ...