| Jan 16, 2015

Nikkei dives on sharp surge by yen

Stocks nose-dived Friday, taking a heavy blow from the yen’s sharp appreciation against other major currencies. The Nikkei 225 average closed 244.54 points, or 1.43 percent, lower at 16,864.16. On Thursday, the key market gauge rose 312.74 points. The Topix lost 12.87 points, or ...

Jan 16, 2015

Casualties from Swiss shock spread from New York to New Zealand

Casualties mounted from the Swiss currency shock as a U.S. online brokerage said client debts threatened to push it out of compliance with capital rules and a New Zealand-based dealer went out of business. FXCM Inc., a New York-based company that offers foreign exchange ...

| Jan 15, 2015

Nikkei rebounds past 17,000 line

Stocks staged a sharp rally Thursday, aided by a pause in the yen’s appreciation against the dollar and other currencies. The Nikkei 225 average rose 312.74 points, or 1.86 percent, to finish at 17,108.70. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gave up 291.75 points. ...

| Jan 14, 2015

Nikkei follows U.S. stocks lower

Stocks tumbled Wednesday on broad-based selling induced by U.S. equities’ continued slide overnight and the yen’s appreciation, sending the Nikkei 225 average below 17,000. The benchmark index shed 291.75 points, or 1.71 percent, to end at 16,795.96, its lowest closing in nearly a month. ...

| Jan 7, 2015

Nikkei edges up on buying on dips

The Nikkei 225 average bounced back slightly Wednesday, underpinned by buying on dips and buybacks after the recent tumble. The key market gauge climbed 2.14 points to end at 16,885.33 a day after tumbling 525.52 points. But the Topix closed 1.34 points lower at ...

| Jan 6, 2015

Nikkei plunges below 17,000 mark

Stocks came under heavy selling Tuesday amid risk-averse sentiment stemming from tumbling crude oil prices, driving down the Nikkei average below 17,000 for the first time in about three weeks. The Nikkei 225 average plunged 525.52 points, or 3.02 percent, to 16,883.19, closing below ...