| May 28, 2015

Nikkei's win streak longest since '88

The key Nikkei average rose for a 10th consecutive trading day — its longest winning streak in about 27 years — to rewrite its 15-year closing high for a seventh straight session Thursday. Inspired by higher overseas equities and the yen’s weakness, 225-issue Nikkei ...

| May 25, 2015

Nikkei ends higher for fourth session

The benchmark Nikkei average rewrote its 15-year closing high for the fourth straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, boosted by purchases of export-oriented issues on the back of the yen’s weakening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 149.36 points, ...

| May 22, 2015

Nikkei continues to rise above 20,200

The Nikkei 225 average overcame early weakness and rewrote the 15-year closing high for the third straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, backed by hopes for further rises in stocks. The Nikkei climbed 61.54 points, or 0.3 percent, to finish at ...

| May 21, 2015

Nikkei rewrites 15-year high

Resisting stepped-up selling to take profits, the benchmark Nikkei index managed to extend its rally and rewrite a 15-year high for the second straight market day on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday. The Nikkei 225 stock average gained 6.31 points, or 0.03 percent, ...

Empty mega-complex reflects unfulfilled ambition in China

May 21, 2015

Empty mega-complex reflects unfulfilled ambition in China

As the wind whistles through half-finished skyscrapers and over empty boulevards, a development billed as China’s answer to Manhattan at times bears out the “ghost town” label some have given it. Chinese officials hope the towers of the Yujiapu Financial District will one day ...

| May 20, 2015

Nikkei hits new 15-year high

The benchmark Nikkei index hit a fresh 15-year high Wednesday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, backed chiefly by the yen’s drop against the dollar and surges in overseas markets. The Nikkei 225 stock average jumped 170.18 points, or 0.85 percent, to finish at 20,196.56, ...

| May 19, 2015

Nikkei closes above 20,000 mark

Shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose Tuesday following overnight gains in European and U.S. markets, closing above 20,000 for the first time in about three weeks. The Nikkei 225 average rose 136.11 points, or 0.68 percent, to 20,026.38, its first finish above 20,000 ...

| May 18, 2015

Nikkei rises on firmer U.S. equities

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday after the U.S. market remained solid late last week. The Nikkei 225 average advanced 157.35 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at the day’s high of 19,890.27. On Friday, the key market gauge ...